This month we are supporting Islamophobia Awareness Month, a campaign aiming to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims and raise awareness of Islamophobia in modern society. The goal of this year’s campaign is to connect people from diverse backgrounds through the transformative power of storytelling. Join the conversation using the official hashtag #MuslimStories.
Our new display on Level 5 of Northampton Square library has a variety of novels, history books, and essay collections that amplify Muslim voices and experiences. If you think we’re missing something, we’d love to get more recommendations through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme.
- Good Intentions by Kasim Ali
- Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah
- Another Way to Split Water by Alycia Pirmohamed
- Exit West by Mosin Hamid
Islamophobia Awareness has created a virtual exhibition where you can learn about the history of Muslims in Britain, Muslim contributions to British society, and the Islamophobia faced in the past and the modern day. The exhibition takes about half an hour to read through and is definitely worth a visit.
There are also lots of events happening this month at City including a film night, totebag painting, and a special panel for Interfaith Week. You can find out more and sign up on Student Hub.