Book review: The Celox and The Clot — The debut collection of poems by Hafsah Aneela Bashir.

“Aneela’s words are fierce, raw and compelling and urge us to find our voice within and use it to for the voiceless. “ The Celox and the Clot  presents a myriad of emotions and tremors  with words, crafted into a living tapestry of truths, experiences and political injustice which have affected us all in some …

Launch of Generation Y book; young people remixing faith

Generation Y, Spirituality and Social Change, by  Justine Afra Huxley,  is a collection of stories and interviews with young adults who are redefining spirituality for a modern age, to solve some of the most pressing problems and crises of our time.  Launched on 7th March at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace (London), the …

Book review: ‘Let Me Tell You This’ by Nadine Aisha Jassat

You know when you come across a poetry collection so good, you just want to go out and buy a copy for all your friends whether it is their birthday or not? Well, this is it! ‘Let Me Tell You This’ by Nadine Aisha Jassat is just so compelling, I kept on going back and …

Book review: ‘What if it were you?’ by Elizabeth Arif-Fear

 The title of Elizabeth Arif-Fear’s excellent collection of poems, ‘What if it were you?’ is a reminder, if we need one, of the fragility of many women’s lives. Hopes and dreams may be shaped by the political landscape and the country we are born into. Often our belief in God is what helps to define …

Wise Women in The 99 Names of God

I co-founded Chickpea Press, a multi-faith children’s publisher, after working in mainstream publishing for over a decade. One of our core aims is to cultivate an awareness of the equality of women and men in faith. After a lifetime of struggling to find a voice within a faith setting, thinking that my religion didn’t allow …

The Colour of Love #NotGrey

by Sabrina Mahmood @sabrina01m Did I really just read that? That was my initial reaction after I read the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series. Everybody was talking about it, it was trending in all the charts, and I just had to know what the fascination was. And we all love a good love story right? …