Latest blog posts about Muslim women
Love in a Headscarf: Chick-lit for Muslim women?
Posted on 21/04/2011
It’s time to celebrate, Muslim sisters! After so many long days and long nights trawling bookstores for a Muslim women’s book that isn’t How I Was Veiled and Kidnapped, a riveting, believable chick-lit for Muslim Women has finally come to grace the shelves. Shelina Zahra Janmohamed’s Love in a Headscarf is a fantastically-written, poignant and humorous memoir of arranged marriage that tells it as it is, here and now for the most modern of Muslim Women. Make a beeline to the nearest bookstore and don’t look back, ladies!
Women's Voices Now – Standing Together to Speak in Time
Posted on 04/08/2010
Women's Voices Now is a rather special kind of NGO - born in January 2010 it focuses on women's issues, particulary within the Muslim world, giving voice to any woman (or supporter of women's rights) who wants to pipe up, join a network and contribute to making positive changes. WVN will host a film festival in LA in 2011 - featuring shorts on life and topical social and political issues for women in and beyond Muslim countries.
Sisters: The UK Theatre Play about Muslim Women
Posted on 06/04/2010
Sisters is a brave new theatre play about Muslim women set in the UK. Eclectic and intimate in its approach, the piece invites audiences at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield to have lunch with the Khan’s, a Muslim family living in the UK. Tackling timely and topical issues such as the hijab, and the role of the Muslim woman in modern society, sisters offers a glance through the keyhole at a day in the lives of this UK Muslim family.
The (Inter)Face of Modern Muslim Women? Bluetooth Burkas
Posted on 23/01/2010
In 2008, German designer Markus Kison waltzed his Bluetooth Burka out onto the catwalk in Boston, showcasing a state-of-the-art statement in Modern Muslim women’s fashion. The so-called CharmingBurka is, according to its designer, permitted under Muslim law and enables the women that wear it to broadcast photos, cartoons, text files or sound clips to cellphones within a certain radius. The garment has a digital layer which enables Muslim women to create a virtual profile and beam it discretely to whomever they chose.
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