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Yousra Samir Imran

Yousra Samir Imran

Yousra Samir Imran is a British Egyptian writer and author who is based Yorkshire. She is the author of Hijab and Red Lipstick, being published by Hashtag Press in the UK in October 2020

Follow her on Twitter: @UNDERYOURABAYA

Book Club: Sabeena Akhtar's Cut from the Same Cloth? is a collection of 20 personal essays written by Muslim women in Britain from different walks of life, on the topics that matter to them.

28 July, 2021

Recent figures reaffirm that marital rape is highly prevalent in Egypt despite the society’s refusal to acknowledge the term. Within Egypt's judiciary, its reluctance to reform patriarchal attitudes has resulted in grave consequences.

15 July, 2021

Stuck in a precarious limbo, Kuwait's Bidoon community faces an uncertain future. After rising rates of suicide amongst the community and the Kuwaiti government seemingly both hesitant and incompetent to fix, what lies ahead for Kuwait's Bidoon?

06 July, 2021

Book Club: The New Arab talked to author Selma Dabbagh and publishing house Saqi Books about how their latest anthology brings the writing of Arab women on love and desire back to the forefront.

30 June, 2021

Book Club: We've rounded up a compilation of ten novels/memoirs written by Palestinian authors to give the unfamiliar reader a compelling gateway into the history, experiences, and lives of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation or in exile.

03 June, 2021

The harrowing murder of Farah Akbar highlights the systemic issue of gender-based violence in Kuwait.

06 May, 2021

As Sherihan’s magical performance in Vodafone Egypt’s Ramadan advertisement evoked feelings of nostalgia throughout the Middle East, Yousra Samir Imran reminisces about what the female icon means to the region.

04 May, 2021

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

21 April, 2021

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst confronting the issue of Islamophobia within Western societies.

17 April, 2021

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to partake in discussions that may not always be accessible.

04 March, 2021