Archive for January, 2010

The Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh in association with Radio Ramadan Edinburgh are  having a book festival based at the lovely MacDonald Road Library!  Personally I’m very excited – I remember reading Elisabeth Laird’s book Kiss the Dust about an Iraqi Kurdish girl when I was about ten, and loving it! Kiss the Dust Book Cover Will also be going to Major Gordon Corrigan’s talk which also looks really interesting!

So if anyone wants to come along with me, let me know!


Taught by the Pen

We invite you to come and discuss books, A book festival from

7th Feb-13th Feb in Edinburgh for all ages.

Meet authors: Robin Yassin Kassab Road to Damacus, Dr Hasan Beg Babar Founder of Mughal India, Elizabeth Laird Children’s author Discussions with Dr George Wilkes Influence of Islamic teachings on the world and Major Gordon Corrigan MBE British Muslim Soldiers of World War One Talk : By a member of Kitaba, Islamic Text for the Blind & Javed Ali author of Blessings of Ramadan

Try calligraphy & celebrate reading in all its forms!

Admission is Free For more info and programme go to: http://taughtbythep en.wordpress. com/


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The next discussion group will be on the 7th of February from 3-5 in Favorit on Teviot Place (we’ll be back to the McDonald Road Library in March!). As always this is a discussion group for self-identifying women only and children are welcome.  Favorit has no steps to get into it but the door is quite heavy so if you think you’ll need any help getting in then please email us.  If there are any other concerns or worries you have about coming then please email us also!

Given that its February the topic will be valentines day.  A space to have a think about chivalry and romance, love as a consumer product, what valentines day means, and anything else that comes to mind under that topic.  Be great to see you there!

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