By Wahida Shaffi
This booklet provides the tales of 20 girls from Bradford among the a while of 14 and eighty, from their very own views. It bargains an difficult mosaic of the reviews, perspectives and hopes of those ladies and in so doing emphasises the facility of people's lives to assist deeper debate and figuring out and provides voice to a massive and infrequently marginalised team. Our tales our lives; CONTENTS; thanks; ultra-modern international; word list; ARSHAD BEGUM AJEEB; FATIMA AYUB; BARKAT BIBI; NASREEN CHOUDHURY; ELANA DAVIS; NATASHA ALMAS FELL; SENSEI MUMTAZ KHAN; NEGARA KHATUN; Rejwana Malik; SOFIA MASKIN; SYIMA MERALI; UMM MOHSIN; SHAHANA RAHMAN; ZOHRA J RASHID; Zehida Rehman; ULFAT RIAZ; AKHTAR SHEIKH; RINA (RADHIA) TARAFDER; SELINA ULLAH; JEAN (RABIA) YOUSFI; ultimate suggestions
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So I got up in front of these hundreds of women, yeah, and on the microphone I said these words. My blood was rushing and I were just really happy. The main thing that appealed to me was bringing my son up Muslim. You see for me, my family don’t eat pork because Rastafarians don’t eat pork and they don’t drink either. My mum’s only ever cooked halal food anyway. She never went to the butchers because they have pork there and she doesn’t eat it. I was a tomboy anyway so I never wore skirts and I was always covered up, so I haven’t changed anything really at all.
Do the business but stop interfering in people’s lives! Their interference bothers me! I just want them to leave them alone! indd 40 07/05/2009 15:57:38 ELANA DAVIS Music ‘n’ Motherhood I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. indd 41 41 07/05/2009 15:58:21 OUR STORIES, OUR LIVES ELANA DAVIS Y ou only realise how precious motherhood is when you actually become a mother you know!
I had to make sure the business was running well. I mean there were lots of deliveries coming and I had to do the shopping in Bradford. indd 35 35 07/05/2009 15:55:48 OUR STORIES, OUR LIVES NASREEN CHOUDHURY the staff at the end of the week, and all that. It was quite hard duty – that’s why all my hair has gone grey, you see. ” But I thought that if I was to bring somebody new into the family and if he did not get on well with my two sons, then what would I do! Then I’ll be in big trouble you know.