Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah [The Play]

  • Alana Valentine
  • Currency Press
  • 5/11/2010
  • ISBN: 9780868198828

RRP: $23.99 (Inc. GST)


What do you do when you profoundly disagree with someone you love Wearing a hijab is a touchstone of religious identity, but it is also imbued with a complex array of historical and contemporary meanings. The cultural meaning of the hijab has become a wedge between generations. At the heart of Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah is the relationship between an aunt and her niece. Both devout Muslims, the younger woman wants to put on a headscarf, the older woman tries to dissuade her. For Aunt Sarrinah, the hijab represents a world from which she has escaped; for her niece, Shafana, it is a personal statement of renewed faith.

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