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Interviews with known and unknown women of Muslim heritage, and reviews of events, films, popular culture and the media.
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A piece of me

Sara Elgamal’s documentary A Piece of Me follows three survivors of FGM who are campaigning against the practice. FGM is a very sensitive topic to explore. What made you decide to take on the challenge? I initially went into this…

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In the prison system

Interview with Sofia Buncy Sofia Buncy, founder and National Coordinator of the Muslim Women in Prison Rehabilitation Project, contributes to several national steering groups. She has co-authored a new report – Sisters in Desistance – which explores the experiences of…

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“Freedom demands effort!”

Interview with Nadia El Fani Nadia El Fani is film-maker living in France who was in exile from Tunisia for six years due to hostile reactions to her film Laïcité Inch’Allah, an account of Tunisian life immediately before and after…

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Far From Home

British actress Zoha Rahman has landed a part in Marvel’s summer blockbuster, Spider-Man: Far from Home making her the first hijabi character to feature in the Marvel Comic universe. In this exclusive interview we spoke to Zoha about her groundbreaking role and the importance of representation.  Congratulations on being cast…

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What if it were you?

Elizabeth Arif-Fear is the founder of Voice of Salam, an international human rights and interfaith platform. She’s recently published a collection of poetry drawing attention to human rights issues. sister-hood asked her about her activism, her poetry and what drives…

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A whole new life

Interview with Deeyah Khan We spoke to sister-hood’s founder, Deeyah Khan, after an eventful year filled with personal and professional triumphs. Last year you won several awards for your film White Right: Meeting the Enemy, including an Emmy. What is…

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Interview with Mariam Khan

An interview with Mariam Khan, the editor of ‘It’s Not About the Burqa’, an anthology of non-fiction writing by women of Muslim heritage. Congratulations on publishing your anthology of writing by women of Muslim heritage. What triggered you to start…

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First comes marriage

Huda Al-Mashari’s memoir First Comes Marriage is an unconventional love story which has just been released – a memoir of an arranged marriage. sister-hood asked Huda some questions about her work, her life – and her marriage. The title of…

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From Hounslow to the BBC

Writer and actor Ambreen Razia’s latest production Hounslow Diaries is an adaptation of her one-woman play, Diary of a Hounslow Girl. Hounslow Diaries premieres on BBC3 on Monday 5th November. We asked Ambreen a few questions about  her life and work….

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Changing the script

Talking to Funeka Montjane of Standard Bank Funeka Montjane, Standard Bank’s Chief Executive of Personal and Business Banking South Africa, is changing the face of corporate leadership at the helm of a division that employs around 20,000 people and services…

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Underground cinema in Iran

In July of this year, Jafar Panahi’s film Three Faces was nominated at the Cannes Festival. This sparked renewed international interest in cinema, particularly ‘underground cinema’ in Iran. This propelled me to find out more about the scene. Where did…

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