The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write with Nafeesa Hamid and Aliyah Hasinah

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Date(s) - Tuesday, 26th June
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop



In The Things I Would Tell You, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz, British Muslim women write. It is a vibrant collection on everything from Islamic Tinder to friendship, from desire to religion, from war to representation; ‘an alternative to the current homogenous narrative of British Muslim identity’. (The Skinny)

The Things I Would Tell You



We are delighted to welcome 2 of the contributors to the best selling anthology The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz, published by Saqi Books.  Join us for readings and discussion of the anthology as well as some poetry.

Aliyah Hasinah is a poet, producer and curator based in Birmingham whose writing focuses on personal understandings of history, politics and culture. Aliyah recently co-curated ‘The Past Is Now’ exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and produces for Apples and Snakes and Heaux Noire. She is also part of Art against the grain collective and 1/3 of the podcast Who Got the Juice? on Newstyle Radio.  Aliyah’s poetry is published in several zines, a colouring book and most recently, in this anthology.
Nafeesa Hamid is a poet, playwright and spoken word artist from Birmingham.  Her work engages with issues of mental health, domestic violence, gender, identity and culture.  She regulary performs in the Midlands and London and has worked with Apples and Snakes among  others.  She is part of Mouthy Poets, a collective of young artists and performers based in Nottingham.  Nafeesa has a new collection of poetry being published by Verve Press in June from which she will read some poems.
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Nafeesa Hamid
Aliyah Hasinah photo

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