Book Fringe
Edinburgh's alternative book festival of ideas

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2019 Programme

All our events are free + unticketed


Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

Golden Hare events start at 6.30pm and last for one hour

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It's Not About the Burqa

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop 43-45 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DB United Kingdom (map)

with contributors Amna Salem, Mariam Khan and Nadine Aisha Jassat

In a world obsessed with the politics of Islam and and especially the place of Muslim women, it is shocking to realise just how rarely Muslim women are allowed to speak for themselves. Writing against the idea of a homogenous identity, these writers tackle everything from corporate endorsement by big brands and mental health, to sexuality and identity in the current political climate.


Featured Book

It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race, edited by Mariam Khan (Picador, 2019)

Earlier Event: August 17
The Messenger
Later Event: August 19
RESIST: Stories of Uprising