Of Hockey and Hijab
Reflections of A Canadian Muslim WomanBook - 2009
I will never see my own country quite the same again. I thank Sheema Khan for lending me her eyes and giving all Canadians the precious and welcome gift of her words. Her insight into everything from religion to hockey - often thought to be the same thing in this country! - is blessed with intelligence and humour.
- Roy MacGregor, author of Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People
From women's issues to terrorism to Islamophobia, Of Hockey and Hijab takes the reader on a journey to explore the many contemporary issues affecting Muslims in Canada and abroad. Khan's book is a must read for all
- Mona Mazigh, author of Hope and Despair
Sheema Khan reflects on issues ranging from discrimination from others to religious patriarchy from within, faced by her Muslim coreligionists in Canada and abroad. She does so with empathy, wisdom, and humour, concluding that reasonable accommodation on the the part of non-Muslims and a proper reading of the Koran and understanding of the teachings of the prophet Muhammad would lead to an Islam that would be perfectly compatible with Canada's unique multicultural experiment.
- Michael Adams, Environics Institute, author of Unlikely Utopia