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Book Nomad: Reading the World

Dec 26, 2019

On this journey, I create some of my own "best of" categories to look back at the books I read this year and the podcast. I also talk about my reading plan for next year and changes coming to the podcast, in sha Allah.
The full list of books mentioned in this episode is available on the website: 

Nov 13, 2019

In this theme-based episode, Alia and I have a (nostalgic) look at children's literature from our own childhoods and more recently.

  • Engaging stories, simple illustrations and lots and lots of food.
  • What does representation mean in children's books?
  • Looking back, what has changed?
  • What is the role of parents in...

Oct 24, 2019

On this journey I'm joined by Safiya as we discuss
  • Reading fantasy;
  • The world of jinn and Persian mythology;
  • Responsibility and purpose in writing Muslim worlds.
Book in focus: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Egypt/Persia).
Find Safiya on Instagram and Twitter: @jscherfi
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Oct 8, 2019

On this journey, I explore
  • Do we give an author another try if we don't like a book?
  • Complex characters redeem themselves.
  • How does a connection with nature affect our daily lives?
Book in focus: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (UK).
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Sep 15, 2019

On this journey, I’m joined by Assia and Aeesha as we explore
  • Connecting with books from backgrounds different to our own,
  • Silence speaks,
  • “Where are you really from?”
Book in focus: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria).
Follow Assia on Instagram and Twitter: @shereadsox.
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