In this ground-breaking collection, American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of dating, longing and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can be – from singles’ events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim …

When I first encountered Edwin Long’s “The Babylonian Marriage Market” hanging in the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway, University of London, I remember being quite struck by it. The painting depicts a scene from a marriage market in Ancient Babylon where women were auctioned off as wives. The beautiful amongst …

For many of us the words “poverty” and “homelessness” conjure up images from so-called third world countries: half-naked skeletal children, women carrying heavy water pots on their heads, droughts, floods, wars, and refugee camps. It may come as a surprise to some that many people in developed countries also suffer …

This is hardly going to be a credible review of ITV’s 2007 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, because not only have I never seen an adaptation of it before… I’ve also never read the novel itself. Hmmm. Northanger Abbey never gets as much attention as the rest of Austen’s …