Follow Me Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims w/ Hussein Kesvani26 Sep 2019 – 18:45 - 21:00
This event is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2019. #AsiaLitFest
What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and your views on religious extremists. But as all our lives become increasingly entwined with our online presence, British Islam has evolved into a multidimensional cultural identity that goes well beyond the confines of the mosque.
Entering a world of memes and influencers, Muslim dating apps, and alt-right Islamophobes, Hussein Kesvani reveals how a new generation of young Muslims who have grown up with the internet are using social media to determine their religious identity on their own terms—something that could change the course of ‘British Islam’ forever.
Kesvani will be at Asia House to delve into the many identities of British Muslims today and to recount the multi-faceted stories that he uncovered during his research for the book.
This event will include an audience Q&A and book signing.