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BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split by Lesley Hazleton

As a Sunni Muslim, I never had the chance to learn about this political split between Muslims. Whenever I would ask an elder growing...

BOOK REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I received this book for my birthday in April. During my exams in June, I wanted to incorporate some relaxation in my routine –...

Hetain Patel’s ‘American Boy’

Moiza Butt reviews Patel’s performance and interviews the up-and-coming visual artist about how he is using the stage to tackle stereotypes. This was a night for the...

Manchester Srebrenica Memorial Week

By Sairah Yassir Around two months ago, volunteers Aisha Mirza, Amna Abdul, Ali Raza Ilyas, Katie Rose Elizabeth Parker, Jamila Kossar, Farah Anwar-Bawany, Yusuf Tai, Noordad Aziz,...

The History of The Blue Mosque

One of the most monumental Islamic structures in the world is the Blue Mosque; the seventeenth largest Mosque in the world which can accommodate...

Spring Reign: A Story from the Syrian Conflict

Read Sadia Habib’s review of the play, held at The Lowry Theatre last month, telling the story of an ordinary family struggling in the midst...

Exhibition: The Mancorialist

Amillah Javed observes the photography, showing Manchester’s stylish and unique people, created by the man of mystery, The Mancorialist. A Manchester street style photographer, The Mancorialist...
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Being of Mixed Indian Heritage and Reframing the Identity Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been reposted from the Manchester Museum Our Shared Cultural Heritage blog: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/2021/03/31/being-of-mixed-indian-heritage-and-reframing-the-identity-crisis/ As someone with mixed Indian heritage, and growing up in a...