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The Sacred #41: Hussein Kesvani

The Sacred #41: Hussein Kesvani

In the 41st episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to the author and journalist, Hussein Kesvani. 12/06/2019

Hussein Kesvani is a journalist, editor and producer based in London. He is the Europe editor of MEL Magazine, has written for BuzzFeed, Vice, The Guardian, the New Statesman and The Spectator, and is the author of ‘Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims’, available from Hurst Publishers.

That book is now available for purchase here: https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/follow-me-akhi/

In this episode, he discusses his childhood as one of the only Muslim children in his school in Kent, his parents’ hidden histories and their expulsion from Uganda in the 1970s, his trajectory from Islam to atheism and back again, and why his online presence is a bit surreal.

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Posted 12 June 2019

Atheism, Belief, Britain, Faith, Islam, Podcast, Social Media

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