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Useyourvoice: 'I want to hear about Muslim women who are politicised without being labelled jihadi brides,' says author Sairish Hussain

1 month ago   |   By Marie Claire

Born and brought up in Bradford, Sairish has felt the dehumanisation of Muslims from the age of eight. Here she explains why she was compelled to write her debut novel and banish the devastating tropes of racism and radicalisation
Back in 2001 ‘circle time' became a frequent part of our school life following the September 11 attacks. A teddy bear would be passed around the students and whoever it landed on would have to share something with the class: a thought, a comment, an opinion. In the weeks following the atrocity, our teachers decided that 9/11 would be the topic of discussion- over...
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