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Book Review: ‘Don’t Be Sad’

Life isn’t simple. We’re constantly being tested, whether it’s in significant, life-changing ways or minor ones. Sometimes we feel like the whole world is against us – and then there are moments in which we feel we have conquered the entire world, yet we are still unsatisfied with our accomplishments. While at times we may…

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6 Books That Show the Diversity of Muslim Women’s Experiences

Muslim women are a diverse group, differing in many ways. Even the term “Middle East” is too broad a term to describe a culturally diverse area — and a Eurocentric, orientalist term at that. Stereotypes of Muslim women rooted in Eurocentrism and orientalist tropes have pervaded the news, TV shows, and pop culture. While Muslim…

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“A Pandemic in Residence” Is a Must-Read Book

At this point, none of us are strangers to COVID. It crept into our lives slowly, forcing us to move online, inside, and distance ourselves from others. We wore masks, sanitised, and socially distanced. However, what about those whose occupation requires them to step in? Those who couldn’t hide from COVID, but instead rose to…

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5 Contemporary Novels by Muslim Authors You Must Read

A good contemporary novel has a way of making you feel at home. The characters, the plot, the storyline, and even the themes are all ways for you to connect and see yourself in them. For the last two decades, several Muslim authors have published outstanding contemporary novels that deal with family, love, hatred, drama,…

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5 Must Read Books Written by Muslim Women

Finding books with a decent representation of Muslim women without a biased lens is hard in the Western literature sphere. Thankfully, more and more Muslim authors this generation are writing beautiful novels with nuanced portrayals of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and the Muslim experience.  Whether you want a book to read…

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15 Novels You Should Read Right Now

Feeling bored in quarantine? Already tackled the iconic Harry Potter or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy? Well, don’t you worry, because I’ve got you covered with 15 of the most exciting and captivating novels of the year! Don’t forget to read all the way to the end to find out how you…

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20 Books to Look Forward to in 2020

Well, a new decade is officially upon us, and the holiday activities are slowing down. What’s a girl to do to keep the magic alive? Lose yourself in exciting books and literature by your favorite authors, of course! There are so many new books coming out this year, and excitingly enough, a lot of them…

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Here’s Why “Love From A to Z” Deserves to Top Your Reading List

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali dropped April 30th, 2019, and deserves to be at the top of everyone’s spring reading list. In the book, hijabi heroine, Zayneb, is an empowered Muslim female, and in real life, author Ali inspires Muslim women! In her highly anticipated second YA novel, Ali tackles Islamophobia towards…

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This Book Reminds Us of the Struggle to Define “Home”

“Home:” 1) the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household; 2) relating to the place where one lives; 3) everywhere and nowhere. Out of all the definitions and words for “home,” we struggle to pinpoint where home is. We, the wandering souls of immigrants, were forced to leave “home” in…