Storying Relationships: Young British Muslims Speak and Write about Sex and Love

Richard Phillips, Claire Chambers, Nafhesa Ali, Indrani Karmakar, Kristina Diprose

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Storying Relationships explores the sexual lives of young British Muslims in their own words and through their own stories. It finds engaging and surprising stories in a variety of settings: when young people are chatting with their friends; conversing more formally within families and communities; scribbling in their diaries; and writing blogs, poems and books to share or publish.

These stories challenge stereotypes about Muslims, who are frequently portrayed as unhappy in love and sexually different. The young people who emerge in this book, contradicting racist and Islamophobic stereotypes, are assertive and creative, finding and making their own ways in matters of the body and the heart.

Their stories – about single life, meeting and dating, pressure and expectations, sex, love, marriage and dreams – are at once specific to the young British Muslims who tell them, and resonant reflections of human experience.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781786998439, 9781786998453
ISBN (Print)9781786998477 , 9781786998460
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes


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