Our stories, our lives

Inspiring Muslim women’s voices

Edited by Wahida Shaffi

Our stories, our lives

Edited by Wahida Shaffi

Distributed for Bristol University Press

152 pages | 6.69 x 9.72 | © 2009
Paperback $16.95 ISBN: 9781847424105 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
This book presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80. It offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and in so doing emphasises the power of people’s lives to aid deeper debate and understanding and gives voice to an important and often marginalised group.

The mayoress - Arshad Begum Ajeeb

The pioneer - Fatima Ayub

Dadi Ma the motivator - Barkat Bibi

From Sylhet to Ilkley - Nasreen Choudhury

Music ’n’ motherhood - Elana Davis

Identity - Natasha Almas Fell

No mercy! - Sensei Mumtaz Khan

Journey to the house of Allah - Negara Khatun; I have a dream! - Rejwana Malik

From roots to routes - Sofia Maskin

Jihad - Syima Merali

The preacher’s voice - Umm Mohsin

Salaam namaste - Shahana Rahman

The visionary - Zohra J. Rashid

Turning pennies into pounds - Zehida Rehman

Busing in the immigrants - Ulfat Riaz

White Abbey Road - Akhtar Sheikh

The spiritual tourist - Rina (Radhia) Tarafder

Burning ambitions - Selina Ullah

Rags to riches - Jean (Rabia) Yousfi

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