Hay Festival Programme Announced

Join Sabrina Mahfouz, Aliyah Hasinah Holder and Samira Shackle at Hay Festival this June

Event 415 • Saturday 3 June 2017, 10am • Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Mahfouz introduces her vibrant anthology The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write with two of her star contributors. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo.