The Online World of British Muslims: Caabu online briefing with Hussein Kesvani

21 Apr 2020 15:00 - 16:11

Caabu invites you to an online discussion on Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 15:00 (BST) on the online world of British Muslims with Hussein Kesvani, about his book Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims.  

The book has been onglisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Writing.

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Please register below ahead of time to join this online briefing. 

When: Tuesday 21 April 2020, 15:00 (BST) 

Where: Online. Sign up for the discussion here.



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About the book:

What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and your views on religious extremists. But as all our lives become increasingly entwined with our online presence, British Islam has evolved into a multidimensional cultural identity that goes well beyond the confines of the mosque.
Entering a world of memes and influencers, Muslim dating apps, and alt-right Islamophobes, Hussein Kesvani reveals how a new generation of young Muslims who have grown up with the internet are using social media to determine their religious identity on their own terms-something that could change the course of 'British Islam' forever.

About the speaker: 
Hussein Kesvani is a journalist, editor and producer based in London. He is the Europe editor of MEL Magazine, and has written for BuzzFeed, Vice, The Guardian, the New Statesmanand The Spectator, among others.

He Tweets @HKesvani.

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