2 November 2016
Over the past four weeks, our Pushback blog series has been offering a space for alternative voices that reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. We’ve been proud to publish four pieces that celebrate solidarity, inclusivity and empowerment.
Rebecca Lim reminds us to resist radical ignorance. Demet Divaroren shows us how words have the capacity to shatter stereotypes. Sarah Ayoub discusses how Australian young adult fiction is creating more diverse stories for a new generation. And Hannah Donnelly explores pathways to meaningful solidarity.
The discussion doesn’t have to end here. Below, we’ve compiled a list of resources and further reading to encourage deeper consideration and greater understanding of the complex intersections between faith, identity and feminism.
This list is not exhaustive, and was compiled for those interested in learning about the experiences of Muslim-Australians, particularly women. If you think we’ve left anything out or have any personal recommendations, please let us know in the comments below. We also welcome thoughtful responses from anyone who has had similar or contrasting experiences to those highlighted throughout the Pushback series.
Fiction and nonfiction books:
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