Palestine, European Hypocrisy and The World Cup.

As a Muslim women, I’m used to robustly defending myself and every one of my choices. I know that my existence is political so everywhere I am, politics follow, from my home to the football stadium. I’m grateful that politics took the centre stage in this World Cup, that support for Palestine was loud and proud. That the hypocrisy of Europe was laid bare for all to see (or not!). I’m glad that the Muslim world got to showcase its excellence and its solidarity, because its people are from removed from its leadership.

Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett | Book Review

I picked up Checkout 19 purely because of its cover, it reminded me of Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors, a book I absolutely loved, so I felt instantly drawn to it and I’m glad I did. The story is essentially a relationship between a young woman and (European) literature. It’s a coming of age…