Headscarf encounters

  Salaam’s new blogger Ms Anona starts her account PART 1 Since the age of about 21 I’ve been feeling a slight underlying pressure to get married. It’s not so much that any of my family has ever forced marriage in my face…well not till recently! But more the fact that as a young Asian…

2pac

Discovering 2PAC Shakur

Cricklewood Blogger’s link with gangsta rap is a tenuous one, but the story begins with an event organised by the local youth charity, Amal Trust. In the last fortnight he has learnt about Bloods and Crips, and this man they call 2PAC Shakur. The first induction was at Amal Trust’s happy and raucous Eid Party…

Le Grand Voyage is a 2004 film written and directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi

Remarkable film of father & son on road to Mecca

If director Ismail Ferroukhi intended that ‘Le Grande Voyage‘ should be a story where the journey is just as important as the destination, then he has achieved this with distinction…. Le Grand Voyage – a trip worth taking This remarkable film captures the relationship between a disaffected son and father on a road trip from…

Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Impressions of a powerful play being staged at the Playhouse Theatre Theatre – by Jamila Sherif ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie‘ is a chillingly poignant drama crafted from the journals, letters and e-mails of an incredible young woman. Rachel Corrie was a student, thinker, activist, dreamer, poet and writer whose life was brought to a…