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Review of Freedom Is An Inside Job – Zainab Salbi

Why did I pick this book as a lecture? There’s something about Zainab Salbi, that I admire. Her calm, positive and cheerful way of interviewing and talking to people. Her openness. She has a series on #metoo, where she even gives a voice to the accused. I feel inspired by her approach of looking at… Continue reading Review of Freedom Is An Inside Job – Zainab Salbi

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Review of How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming

This is one of those books, that will fully suck you in from the start. Even if you’ve done some research on racism, history and how it effects society, there’s new things to pick up from here. And – Fleming delivers them with her expertise in a colourful and everything but dry way. Using herself… Continue reading Review of How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Marie Fleming

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Can we all be feminists? – Intersectional Feminist Anthology

The book is an essay collection of 17 writers with diverse backgrounds, who all have fought with feminism and its definition. It’s illuminating, because even when you think you’re trying to be inclusive, there’s always an intersection that you might miss. The anthology speaks volumes, because it lends an ear to underrepresented voices.  Feminism is… Continue reading Can we all be feminists? – Intersectional Feminist Anthology

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Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to

This book is quite a compelling read. It’s about a woman who fights poverty and misogyny in Saudi Arabia. The first word which comes to my mind is otherworldly. It gives an insight into what growing up and life is like as a poor woman in Saudi Arabia. Even though I’m a Muslim myself and… Continue reading Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to

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Review of Headscarves and Hymens – Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahaway is an Egyptian American feminist writer, and I came across her book when I started my research on feminism in the Middle East. I was captivated by the title. A sexual revolution is needed to free half of the populations in the Middle East! I agree there 100%, so it resonated with me… Continue reading Review of Headscarves and Hymens – Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy