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The Dehumanisation of Muslims and Why Islamophobia Isn’t a Phobia | Small Talk Ep.2 in With Suhaiymah M. Khan

by in Identity on 14th November, 2019


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We’re back with our much anticipated second episode of Small Talk – a podcast digest at Amaliah Voices that will answer some hard hitting questions on some of our favourite subjects, from people who know their craft.

In this episode, Sara’s in conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan, writer, educator and spoken word poet. In 2017, Suhaiymah went viral for her performance at the London Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final for her piece, ‘This Is Not A Humanising Poem’.

Against the backdrop of both recent efforts to re-define the term Islamophobia and Shamima Begum having her British Citizenship stripped from her, we wanted to talk to Suhaiymah about the ways in which she thinks that Muslims can be and are being dehumanised and what her interpretation of Islamophobia means for how we reflect on what the British Muslim identity is up against.

What does Islamophobia really mean? Can a British Muslim identity really exist?

You can catch a cheeky snippet of Suhaiymah speaking on these issues here:

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Bedtime listen or morning commute? – It’s here | Episode 2 of SMALL TALK – This time we’re sitting down to talk defining Islamophobia, and the dehumanisation of Muslims with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan @thebrownhijabi , writer, educator and spoken word poet. – This episode was recorded only a day before the utterly tragic events that unfolded in #christchurch – making both the editing process and the conversation itself a poignant reminder of how important it is to engage in the discussion on #islamophobia. – In this episode, Sara sits down with Suhaiymah to expand on the meaning of institutional islamophobia and explore the ways in which it influences how we think about the British Muslim Identity. – Click the link in our bio or swipe up on our stories to give it a listen now on Soundcloud, Apple or wherever else you get your podcasts! – 📸:@thebrownhijabi | Artwork: @hawwaetc

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