Why I’m staying in on the 7th of July

by Momtaza Mehri the seventh You are not going out today. This is a note to the self to lay low, play safe, shrink inwards. Today is retreat behind closed minds and opened doors. It will be a day of fat turtle clouds and burgeoning dampness. She in the citrus dress on TV said so… Read More

Black, British & Muslim; We’re not just a “Complication”

by Momtaza Mehri The last UK census undertaken in 2011 showed that Black Muslims made up 10.1% of the British Muslim population, not counting Muslims of mixed Black heritage. The British Black Muslim reality is whispered in hushed tones: it is the Jamaican converts frequenting inner-city mosques, the Nigerian doctors administering your prescriptions, Somali working… Read More