Our Stories Our Lives; Inspiring Muslim Women's Voices

Edited by Wahida Shaffi
Our Stories Our Lives


After working with a Bradford-based community group, Women Working Towards Excellence, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has brought together the findings in a fascinating book. It presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80, from their own points of view.

Based on a broader project called OurLives, which explored the experiences of over a hundred women in Bradford, the book belongs to a long tradition of oral history where practical knowledge is passed from generation to generation. It offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and gives voice to an important and often marginalised group.

The book is available to buy from The Policy Press.

The Policy Press for Joseph Rowntree Foundation