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Describe your latest book.
Against White Feminism
is the story of how white supremacy and “whiteness" as a source of privilege have tainted the feminist movement and turned into a grab and go branding exercise. The book details how colonialist and white supremacist patterns from the past continue to be replicated in the present. It is also my story, the story of a woman of color, a Muslim from the Global South, and the repeated exclusions, obstacles, and condescension I have experienced. Finally, it is a call to change, to use the transformative potential of the present to reconstruct feminism without centering whiteness.
What was your favorite book as a child?
My favorite book was Naughty Amelia Jane
by Enid Blyton...