Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Search of Hope

My short essay on how I came to write my story in the forthcoming anthology  'Beacons'  is on the One World website here.

Friday, February 08, 2013

British Islam

Having whetted my appetite with Balti Britain, I am continuing to feed my interest on the Muslims in the UK with two more books by Ziaudden Sardar: What Do Muslims Believe? and Desperately Seeking Paradise.  Then,  just to take a look at things from the feminine angle, I intend to turn to Our Stories Our Lives edited by Wahida Shaffi.

It has proved to be fascinating stuff so far, and I am learning some unexpected things.

After visiting some foreign places over the last couple of years, it is surprising to find so much exotica on my doorstep.