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    Love in a Headscarf, book

    by Sunny on 11th February, 2009 at 2:10 pm    

    Obviously by that headline I’m not referring to myself. (Though, scandalously, I did once date a woman in a headscarf). Shelina, who blogs at Spirit21 has published her debut book: Love in a Headscarf. It will be launched this Friday at City Circle, if you’re interested in attending (free).

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    1. Concerned Asian Theatregoer — on 11th February, 2009 at 3:54 pm  

      A shockingly racist play by Richard Bean (playwright with a record of bigoted views - In the Club, The English Game, etc) debuts at the National Theatre.

      All minorities need to take a position in order to raise the level of national debate about multiculturalism. The hard-earned progress of recent years is denied by thinly-veiled bigots like Mr Bean, who would like to conduct the debate permanently at the level of suicide bombers / with us or against us.

      His past plays In The Club was notable for its virulent opposition to Turkey in the EU, whereas The English Game made liberal use of Mohammad jokes, three years after that joke became passe.

      Anyway, please go see it for yourself. Encourage your friends to go with you. It’s called England People Very Nice and it’s running at the National Theatre.


      An Asian playwright’s reaction

    2. blah — on 11th February, 2009 at 5:17 pm  

      (Though, scandalously, I did once date a woman in a headscarf).

      Scandalously for her not for you. Honestly I dont know why people bother wearing the headscarf then indulge in such behaviour. The meaning of “hijab” isnt just to cover your head its about general modesty

    3. blah — on 11th February, 2009 at 5:18 pm  

      Conderned Asian Theathergoer
      Most people cant afford or dont bother going to the theatre. Hyping up this obscure play and giving it huge publicity would be exactly what its makers wanted . It should be ignored.

    4. Ravi Naik — on 11th February, 2009 at 5:48 pm  

      A shockingly racist play by Richard Bean (playwright with a record of bigoted views - In the Club, The English Game, etc) debuts at the National Theatre.

      Actually, it feels like the play is making a case FOR immigration, where it shows that immigrants can in fact integrate and assimilate to the point that in the next generation they become part of the anti-immigration crowd. Let’s not get too uptight about it, ok?

    5. Shelina — on 11th February, 2009 at 5:59 pm  

      Thanks for posting the link to my book, Sunny. Perhaps we should re-direct this conversation to more sublime matters such as love (yes, plugging the book shamelessly). Is it allowed by faith? How do you find it? and how do you know when you’ve got it?


      Check out the cover everyone, unlike a Muslim memoir that I’ve ever seen before.

    6. halima — on 11th February, 2009 at 6:18 pm  

      Anything with love in the title is bound to work universally, so will check it out …

    7. fug — on 11th February, 2009 at 11:37 pm  

      2) blah.

      its probably better that you go figure what the book is a bout rather than take sunny’s description of reality to resemble it.

    8. blah — on 11th February, 2009 at 11:44 pm  

      7) fug

      what on earth are you talking about man?
      You seem to believe that Sunny said he dated the author of the book rather than just another lady in a headscarf

    9. fug — on 12th February, 2009 at 12:12 pm  


    10. persephone — on 13th February, 2009 at 12:06 am  

      @ 7 & 8

      I thought he meant that he had once dated Norah Batty.

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