It’s Not About the Burqa

Mariam Khan, freelance writer, editor and feminist, has compiled essays from seventeen Muslim women in the UK, who challenge some of the stereotypical views we have about Muslim women and their communities. How many of us look at Muslim women and think of oppression, silence, abuse and misogyny? I read this book because I wanted … Continue reading It’s Not About the Burqa

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

'The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria' Two years after Book Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, Helon Habila travels to Chibok town, in Northern Nigeria, to track down the survivors and the bereaved families of the girls. On 14 April 2014, this once peaceful and sleepy town was rattled by the terrorist group Boko … Continue reading The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

Poetry: Divan of Shah by Shah Asad Rizvi

 “Gratitude is the key to all doors of peace.” Divan of Shah is a collection of poetry that explores the dance of love, life, consciousness, and all things that truly matter. It’s been long since I’ve read poetry that doesn’t sound like its authors attended the same workshop, so reading this was refreshing. The collection … Continue reading Poetry: Divan of Shah by Shah Asad Rizvi

Elevate Your Life With Books

A handbook to help you read, learn and execute. “Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power-it’s potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.”— Tony Robbins When reading books, the gaining of knowledge is only half the work. The rest you need to do, … Continue reading Elevate Your Life With Books

Review: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

"Although I'm only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong." Hitler’s obsession with having a “pure” race lead to an unspeakable period of barbaric and brutal war against the Jews and other million others targeted for racial, ideological and political reasons. When he became Chancellor … Continue reading Review: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Powerful Quotes From Chimamanda’s ‘Dear Ijeawele’.

This pocket-sized book is packed with powerful and inspiring messages about feminism and femininity. Let's get right into the quotes. I hope you feel inspired. - The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina. - Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then … Continue reading Powerful Quotes From Chimamanda’s ‘Dear Ijeawele’.

Hyped Books I Found Underwhelming

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood I often find my IG timeline flooded with the same books, just different accounts and different poses. Some of these books also make it onto the pages of figures who are worth learning … Continue reading Hyped Books I Found Underwhelming

Review: Jazz by Toni Morrison

"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want it?" The early 20th century marked the growth of jazz music in America. In the 1920’s the music spread into parts such as New Orleans, and Harlem, the ‘City’ where we find the characters in Jazz. The music began way … Continue reading Review: Jazz by Toni Morrison