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Title A Match Made In Heaven : British Muslim Women Write About Love and Desire.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : HopeRoad, [2020]
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Summary Star-studded and beautifully written, this collection offers diverse stories about love and desire by South Asian-heritage British Muslim women authors, including Ayisha Malik (Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged) and Shelina Janmohamed (Love in a Headscarf). Although outsiders often expect Muslim women to be timid, conservative, or submissive, the reality is different. While some of these authors express a quiet piety and explore poignant situations, others use black humor and biting satire, or play with possibilities. Still others shade into the territory of a Muslim Fifty Shades of Grey, creating grey areas where the mainstream media sees only black and white. If grooming-gang scandals grab headlines, characters are more scandalized by suitors' sloppy personal grooming. Finding the right crimson lipstick for a date or the perfect power outfit for meeting a cheating ex-husband are commoner preoccupations than the news. Stylish but far from shallow, the stories also reflect on migration, racism, arranged marriage, gender differences, lesbian desire, bearding, and many other subjects.
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Subject FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Romance fiction, English.
Short stories, English -- Muslim authors.
Short stories, English -- Women authors.
Short stories, English.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Fiction.
Added Author Chambers, Claire, 1975- editor.
Phillips, Richard, 1965- editor.
Ali, Nafhesa, 1929- editor.
ISBN 9781913109073 (epub)
Standard No. 9781913109073
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