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Questioning the veil 09 Oct 2009
Questioning the Veil; a new book by Algerian-American academic Marnia Lazreg

The hijab has become part of the cultural landscape in Britain today as some Muslim women are choosing to cover their heads. But is it really a free choice? A new book out this week by the Algerian-American academic Marnia Lazreg, 'Questioning the Veil', asks why women are wearing it. Is it a choice or cultural coercion? Jenni is joined by Marnia Lareg who says Muslim women should reject the hijab, and by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed a young British Muslim who wears a hijab and is the author of a semi-autobiographical novel ‘Love in a Headscarf’.

Marnia Lazreg's new book 'Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women' published by Princeton University Press, Priced £15.95. ISBN: 978-0-691-13818-3

Shelina Zahra Janmohamed's book 'Love in a Headscarf ' published  by  Arum Press Ltd. ISBN-10: 1845134281 ISBN-13: 978-1845134280.
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