Stance Takes: MFest Muslim Knowledge & Creativity w/ Author Nadifa Mohamed; Journalist Rokhaya Diallo; MP Zarah Sultana; TV Director Nida Manzoor; Historian Blair Imani and more
Stance Takes is back covering MFest, a multi-arts festival of Muslim knowledge and creativity with Maslaha with The British Library. We bring highlights from the festival, sharing an immersive glimpse from its programme, and speak with award-winning Somali-British author Nadifa Mohamed. The Fortune Men, covers the true story of the wrongful imprisonment and execution of Mahmood Hussein Mattan, a Somali seaman, in Wales. The book is a reimagined version of Mahmood Hussein Mattan's real life. We connect anti-racist struggles internationally with France-based journalist Rokhaya Diallo, UK Labour MP Zarah Sultana and US-based writer Hoda Katebi. We examine the practice of loving through the eyes of Muslim women with Founder of Amaliah Magazine, Selina Bakkar, creative producer Haja Fanta, political academic Hudda Khaireh, and journalist Myriam François. Stance explores the work being done to subvert narratives through comedy, with writer and director of Channel 4’s We Are Lady Parts, Nida Manzoor. We hear about the importance of wide-ranging Queer and Trans Muslim stories with poet Fatimah Asghar, author Zeyn Joukhadar, historian Blair Imani, and writer Faryal Velmi. To end, we discuss the process of creating fictional realities through fantasy novels for young adults with authors Reni Kosi Amayo, Intisar Khanani and Taherah Mafi. Join the conversation at stancepodcast.com and all podcasting apps @stancepodcast @chrystalgenesis stancepodcast.com
Nida Manzoor created an all-female Muslim punk band for ‘We Are Lady Parts’
Writer Nida Manzoor wanted “We Are Lady Parts,” her series about an all-female Muslim punk band, to be funny. But as a Muslim woman writing about very underrepresented characters, she also felt some heavy responsibility. Manzoor shares her process for writing comedy while also breaking new ground with “We Are Lady Parts,” now on Peacock.
More than a week has now passed since the explosive Lord Dyson report blew the lid on the 1995 Diana interview. With a review into why Martin Bashir was rehired due out next week, plus another in September, Max Goldbart and Hannah Bowler analyse what the corporation can do next to bury the hatchet, win back trust and ensure its detractors don’t go too far. Later, we’ve got exclusive audio from Hannah’s interview with this month’s cover star Nida Manzoor, the creator of C4 comedy We Are Lady Parts. All that, plus a regular dose of ‘What We’ve Been Watchin’’, on this week’s Broadcast Newswrap
3: The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 8: Nida Manzoor (Film & TV Director)
The Desi Woman Podcast
Episode 8: Nida Manzoor - Film & TV Director She's the woman behind some of the most progressive comedy drama shorts that have been made over the last couple of years including Lady Parts, a tv show promo about an all female Muslim Punk Band which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOEXtrPFEzc&t=7s We chat about how she came up with such an unexpected storyline, what it was like being an alternative teen and her plans to make a Jackie Chan style action movie. (You just know it's going to happen!) Plus there's the The Desi Woman Reading List with Obie Matin who each month recommends books by Asian female authors and this time she's chosen one of mine eek! I'm also proud of the episode because it was my smoothest editing experience so far (I'm getting better) so I feel proud! Thanks for tuning in!