I bought a headscarf to cover my short and spiky hair… and so begins the story of a young woman arriving in Peshawar, a volatile city on the border of Afghanistan.
It is 1998, little is known about this part of the world and she is a just backpacker who has wandered off the beaten track. Within days she will meet Shaheen, a charismatic Iranian man who will introduce her to a world of Muslim refugees, feminists, women’s rights activists and others living in the most severe seclusion.
‘Travels in a Veil’ tells the brutal story of one woman exploring a new vision of Islam through the stories of nine extraordinarily diverse women.
Read a free sample chapter here or buy a copy from Amazon Travels in a Veil: A Journey into the Lives of Islamic Women