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Aisha Yusuff

Aisha Yusuff

Aisha Yusuff is a book reviewer with a focus on African and Muslim literature.

Her work can be found on @thatothernigeriangirl as well as in digital magazines like Rewrite London.

Follow her on Twitter: @allthingsaeesha

Book Club: Moroccan feminist icon Malika Moustadraf was one of the Arab world's preeminent writers on misogyny before her untimely demise at 37. For the first time, we're privy to her complete works in English, reminding us of her crucial legacy.

25 May, 2022

Book Club: Radiya Hafiza's debut offering has helped reinvent and re-orientate the children's book genre by placing Muslim characters, themes and ideals front and centre. The book is quickly becoming a literary staple within young Muslim households.

02 February, 2022

Book Club: Written in an almost dream-like state, Palestinian author Nayrouz Qarmout's debut offering is a spellbinding collection of life, loss and love in Gaza. Reminiscent of Naguib Mahfouz, Qarmout's creativity presents Gaza as it should.

19 January, 2022

In a unique opportunity to walk in the steps of pilgrims gone by, the Yunus Emre Institute in London has set up an exhibition that chronicles the Ottoman route to Hajj. Performing Hajj is a central tenet of Islam, and is mandatory for all Muslims.

19 November, 2021

Netflix and UNESCO have set a film competition for Sub-Saharan African filmmakers to reimagine African folklore. The initiative, part of the African Union's 'Aspiration 5' project, hopes to inspire the next generation of African creatives.

12 November, 2021

Book Club: There are certain lived experiences for women which are universal. In Elizabeth Filippouli's latest book, through a series of letters, she documents how women have attempted to evade patriarchal discrimination to thrive in their own way.

15 July, 2021

Book Club: In a cross-generational compilation, editor Jo Glanville chronicles the varied lived experiences of Palestinian women, from domestic to diaspora. Not restricted to Palestine's occupation, the text's many layers make it a must-read.

30 June, 2021

Book Club: Written with an emotive urgency and prescience that the Palestinian struggle demands, Sahar Khalifeh's latest novel is a stunning, if earnest, reflection on the Palestinian sense of steadfastness, from love to resistance.

04 June, 2021

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating light.

17 March, 2021

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious history.

15 October, 2020