sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.




Poet in a wasteland

Director Shahin Parhami’s fourth documentary Shahrzaad’s Tale focusses upon Iran’s first female director, Shahrzaad (the stage-name of Kobra Amin-Saïdi), one of the stars of the pre-revolutionary FilmFarsi genre, who was also a poet, autodidact and dancer. It provides a lyrical…

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Nana Asma’u

Asma’u was five years old at the end of the eighteenth century, starting school, learning reading and writing through study of the Qur’an, in the Fulani compound headed by her father Usman dan Fodio. Her father (known as the Shehu)…

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