"When I enter a space, the hijab puts my physical attractiveness on the back-burner and foregrounds my personality and intellect."
Tammy Bux had been living in Karachi for ten years when her charmed life came crashing down in an instant.
Emerging practitioners from the Centre for Stories' Indian Ocean Mentoring Project read from creative works in progress, focusing on identity, place and belonging.
A young woman falls in love with falling in love – until she finds a man who makes her stop. Samina tells of her great Dutch love and his conversion to Islam.
At the age of eleven, Aisha was already challenging the meaning of religion and eventually found her own truth as a Muslim woman. Although she is proud of her faith, after verbal abuse from strangers following the events of 9/11, she made the difficult choice to remove her face veil.
Islands of Home is the second series in Centre for Stories’ collection, The Indian Ocean. This is story three, Being Fashionable in the Land of Sharia.
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