Book Unlaunch: The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2017-05-08
Keywords: 
Muslim
muslim women
dialogue
storytelling
personal stories
Canadian Muslim experience
Muslim Diaspora
Higher Education
community engagement
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
VOCE
Abstract: 

An enlightening evening of personal stories and reflections shared by Canadian Muslim women. This dialogue will reveal the diversity of the writers featured in this anthology and highlight varying perspectives that exist in the Muslim Diaspora.

The conversation will be moderated by Ray Hsu. Seemi Ghazi, lecturer in Classical Arabic at UBC, Poet, performer of Sufi vocal arts, and reciter of Quran, will grace the evening with poetic recitations that will open and close the evening with powerful messages.

ABOUT THE BOOK

These twenty-one personal stories are told by women from practically all backgrounds and persuasions—devout and not-so devout, professionals and housewives, westernized and traditional, wearing jeans, hijab, or niqab, straight and gay, and originally from Africa, North America, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia—revealing in their own ways what it means to them to be a Muslim woman (a "Muslimah"). What we get is a complex of stories, all challenging conventions and stereotypes, and united by two ideas—Islam (or the Quran) and nationality (Canadian).

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Audio
Rights: 
Rights remain with the authors.
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