Mariam Khan is the editor of the new collection of essays called It’s Not About Burqa, in which seventeen Muslim women write about faith, feminism, sexuality and race. She talks to the podcast about the process of putting together the anthology, what she thinks about feminism, why she loves audio books, and more.


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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Good Immigrant, by Nikesh Shukla

Scythe, by Neal Shusterman

Let Me Tell You This, by Nadine Aisha Jassat

Nasty Women, by 404 Ink

My Past Is a Foreign Country, by Zeba Talkhani

The Good Immigrant USA: 26 Writers Reflect on America, ed. Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

The Priory of the Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe

(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)


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