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Book Nomad is a fortnightly podcast by Muslims for those who love reading, culture and the occasional tough question! Each episode, we explore a book, dive into its themes and see how it applies to our real lives and communities.

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Book Nomad is a fortnightly podcast by Muslims for those who love reading, culture and the occasional tough question! Each episode, we explore a book, dive into its themes and see how it applies to our real lives and communities.

Instagram: @booknomadpodcast

    Mini-ep. Can history ever really be erased? (Focus: China: Beijing Coma by Ma Jian)

    Mini-ep. Can history ever really be erased? (Focus: China: Beijing Coma by Ma Jian)

    On this journey, I considered

    how history continues to exist despite efforts to erase it and 
    the vulnerability of protests to manipulation.

    Book in focus: Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (China)

    As always, you can find further resources and other reviews of this book on the website: www.booknomadpocast.com/reviews/beijing-coma

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 46: How do we Measure Motherhood? (Theme: Motherhood in Literature)

    Ep. 46: How do we Measure Motherhood? (Theme: Motherhood in Literature)

    On this journey, I'm joined by Safiya as we discuss
    - how the theme of motherhood appears in literature;
    - the motherhood vs career dichotomy;
    - motherhood as a role within a social support system;
    - expectations of worship from and for mothers.

    For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: www.booknomadpodcast.com/reviews/motherhood.

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 45: What Can We Learn From a Family Tree? (Theme: Multigenerational Sagas)

    Ep 45: What Can We Learn From a Family Tree? (Theme: Multigenerational Sagas)

    On this journey, I’m joined by Safiya as we discuss
    - What we can learn when we consider the impact of events across generations;
    - Taking an intimate look at history;
    - Popularity and book descriptions.

    For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: www.booknomadpodcast.com/reviews/family-sagas.

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep. 44: When the Reading gets Tough, Should the Tough Keep Reading? (Theme: Upsetting Reads)

    Ep. 44: When the Reading gets Tough, Should the Tough Keep Reading? (Theme: Upsetting Reads)

    On this journey, I’m joined by Leïla, Noor and Assia as we discuss
    - What effect does reading upsetting content have on us?
    - Should books have content warnings?
    - Why do we read such books or scenes? Is it beneficial?

    For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: www.booknomadpodcast.com/reviews/upsetting-reads.

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep. 43: What Does Memory have to do with Justice? (Focus: Palestine: A Map of Absence ed. by Atef Alshaer)

    Ep. 43: What Does Memory have to do with Justice? (Focus: Palestine: A Map of Absence ed. by Atef Alshaer)

    On this journey, I’m joined by Alia and Safiya as we discuss
    - Literature as second-hand experience of traumatic events
    - Memory in Palestinian writing and experience
    - Establishing justice as fundamental purpose

    Book in focus: A Map of Absence ed. by Atef Alshaer (Palestine)

    Find Safiya on Instagram @safiyareads
    Contact Alia at elbak002 [at] gmail.com

    Full notes: www.booknomadpodcast.com/reviews/a-map-of-absence

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Ep. 42: Do Light Reads Carry Any Weight? (Theme: Light Reads)

    Ep. 42: Do Light Reads Carry Any Weight? (Theme: Light Reads)

    On this journey, I’m joined by Safiya as we discuss
    - What makes a book a “light read”? Does this reflect on quality?
    - Do we find more light books in some cultures or regions than others?
    - Is escapism a desirable purpose in reading “light” books?

    For a list of all the books mentioned, go to the post for this episode on the website: www.booknomadpodcast.com/reviews/light-reads.

    Disclaimer: book features ≠ endorsements. We speak as readers, not experts.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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