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The Things I Would Tell You. British Muslim Women Write

Sabrina Mahfouz and Shaista Aziz Chaired by Matthew Stadlen

Saturday, 24 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Performance poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and journalist and comedian Shaista Aziz read extracts from the collection The Things I Would Tell You and talk about what it is to be a Muslim in Britain today.

Mahfouz is editor of The Things I Would Tell You. It is a collection of stories, poetry and play excerpts written by both established and emerging writers. The stories told range from Algiers to Brighton and include ones of honour killings, ill-fated love and challenges to the status quo. Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her work includes the plays, With a Little Bit of Luck and Clean, and a poetry collection, How You Might Know Me.

Aziz is a former international aid worker, an Al Jazeera journalist, writer, and stand-up comedian from Oxford. She has performed stand-up across the UK, winning the King Gong open mic competition at the Manchester Comedy Store in 2010. She presented the BBC Three documentary A Nation Divided? The Charlie Hebdo Aftermath.

Discussions are chaired by journalist and LBC radio presenter Matthew Stadlen, a former BBC producer who is a regular interviewer for the Daily Telegraph and has interviewed for the BBC.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine