Authors Posts by Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury

Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury



Gaming According To Type

I'm no gamer. The most gaming I have ever done was on my Tamagotchi in primary school and the occasional cooking game on the...

The Inconvenient Muslim

Walking down the bustling Holborn High street, I noticed that it was the epitome of London night life. Bright lights, buskers, the different aromas...

From Whitechapel To Dhaka: Bengali Language Day

Bengali Language Movement Day occurred on 21 February, as part of UNESCO- sponsored Mother Tongue Day. The Indian Express describes International Mother Language Day as a...

The Limits Of Multiculturalism

As the Diversity editor of Rising East, I didn’t think that the day of questioning my own job title would come so quickly! Multiculturalism...

The Trump Effect and British Women

The recent Women’s March on London, sparked by opposition to Trump’s inauguration, shows the level of concern in the UK about the Trump effect...

Aleppo Goes To The Ghosts

As the evacuation of Syrians in Aleppo begins Families on edge Desperate and yearning to leave the once prosperous city they called home Carrying the remnants of their lives Children...

Remembering Jo Cox

16 June 2016 saw a horrific attack on a mother, a wife, a daughter, a person That resonated through British media The news seeping into the...

Amazon Grace: How Sweet To See

Amid social tension Comes an advertisement of love and affection The vicar and the imam laughing over cups of tea In light hearted diversity There will always be...

Don’t Pretend I’m Offended By Christmas

With the festive season fast-approaching, I am more than merely excited for the joyous atmosphere associated with Christmas. Not that I am a Christian....
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Street Food Goes Global

Brick Lane’s Sunday Upmarket is, without doubt, the ultimate melting pot of cultures and nationalities. All of London is already ethnically diverse, but on...

Save The Children?

I had hoped I would be joining a massive protest against the bombing of children in Aleppo. But after struggling through the crowds of...

Dizzy Heights Of Bangladeshi Fashion

I felt a rush of excitement as I entered Canary Wharf's East Winter Garden for London's first Bangladesh Fashion Week. Since the 1970s, Bangladeshis and...

From Shouts of ‘Paki’ To Equal Opportunities For Retail Therapy

Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury observes the changing fortunes of South Asian Muslims in East London. East Ham's Green Street strikes today's casual shopper as a colourful array of...

Muslims In A Secular World

Before Friday prayers, Muslim congregations first listen to a sermon or khutba delivered by the leader of the prayers. At the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, a...

Green Street Is The Height Of Fashion

The high-end Muslim fashion label, Aab Collection, has opened a flagship boutique in East Ham. Its modestly modern attire includes military-style jacket-abayas, vibrantly printed ethnic...

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