In a Muslim home Christmas is about friends and family – festive cheer in the winter drear. Much as it is for other people, I imagine...
Here's the piece I did for the Guardian on the Miss Moti comic strip (as referred to in my previous blog post) - enjoy!
The shared shock of a relative’s brain injury led five women to form a unique support network, finds Huma Qureshi
Forty years have passed since Idi Amin, the violent dictator of Uganda, expelled the Asian community from the country. Asians were, he said, “bloodsuckers” who “milked the economy” and refused to integrate. Many Asian families had been settled in Uganda for more than 100 years and had made a home and a life there. They...
Saima Mir has so many cousins she’s actually lost count. Sitting on the edge of a sofa in her south London home, she thinks about it for five minutes, attempting a mental tally before she gives up. “Let’s just say that if there’s a wedding, there’ll be at least 80 first cousins there,” she laughs....
Zaha Hadid on growing up in Iraq, getting the architecture bug, and the legacy of her Olympics Aquatics Centre
The Guardian: Inspiring women series – Angela Berners-Wilson: I was the first female priest in England
The Church of England's first female priest on proving herself to her parishioners, her current job as a university chaplain, and why women should be allowed to become bishops
My interview with Kristiane Backer, MTV presenter turned Muslim, for The National - about her book, her conversion and her London life
Lucy Mathen, the BBC's first female Asian broadcaster, talks to Huma Qureshi about retraining as a doctor and curing 50,000 blind people in India every year
Sports broadcaster Jacqui Oatley, the first female commentator on Match of the Day, on why a woman's voice is still so hard for many football viewers to accept
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC on the huge changes she has seen in the way the law treats women, and the ongoing battle to force the police to take domestic abuse seriously
Isa Guha, the first Asian woman to play cricket for England, on equal pay, setting an example, and why she decided to retire from the international game