‘I have learned how not to live in the shadow of whiteness. I have learned that I am the sun, the object and the shadow.’ (Aisha Mirza, Yesterday I Stepped on a White Woman’s Yoga Mat)
All the praise for Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic from @saqibooks ! Think of it as a catalogue bursting with brilliant pieces of art, subverting the stereotypes of Muslims for reactionary voices in both the East and West. Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic brings together 34 voices from all walks of religion, sexuality, colour and politics as a powerful assertion of their individuality and creativity. ✨ And holy macaroni, the images! They might have been my favourite parts so if you’re interested in a detailed review/flip through this week on Story, let me know below! What was your last read?
Thank you @saqibooks for sending this. I’m honoured to have read something that has reasserted and enlightened my politics but also portrayed the world of Muslims with colour and vulnerability and humour.