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Refusing the Veil
Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

ISBN: 9781849547505
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 5 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 1.8
Description:
As a Shia Muslim woman, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will never accept that the veil is a legitimate choice for any woman. Her mother's generation threw them off in the 20's and stamped their mark on history. Alibhai-Brown argues that what they did was as serious and brave as the struggles of western suffragettes. The Koran does not command full veiling. In Refusing the Veil, she makes an argument for reclaiming female human rights and freedoms.

Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture, and edited by journalist, broadcaster and commentator, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Never less than sharp, intelligent and controversial, Provocations is a major new contribution to some of the most vital discussions in society today.

About the Author

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown writes a weekly column for The Independent and occasionally for the Daily Mail and other newspapers. She is a broadcaster and author of several books. Her next book, Exotic England, explores England's relationship wit...

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