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Habeeb Akande

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Habeeb Akande is a British-born writer and historian of Nigerian descent. He is the author of five published books on race, erotic Muslim literature, and Afro-Brazilian history.

Habeeb graduated from Kingston University with a First Class BA with Honours degree in Business and Film Studies. After his graduation, he travelled to Cairo, Egypt to study Arabic, Islamic Law and Islamic History at al-Azhar High School and University.

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An interesting read by Egyptian writer, Mona Eltahawy, on her fight for gender equality for Arab women in the Middle East and North Africa. The book offers an insight into some of the horrific sexual practices which many Muslim women suffer in silenc ...more
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A captivating read on Arab-Muslim sexuality from a female perspective.

Syrian born author, Salwa Al-Neimi's book introduces us to the world of a young Arab-Muslim lady living in Paris who discovers her sexuality after an encounter with the mysterious
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“Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour
True friends are like stars, you don't always see them but they are always there.”
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“The more you overthink the less you will understand.”
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“I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be.”
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message 1: by H.L.

H.L. Balcomb Habeeb, thank you for your fantastic quote that I found on Goodreads. I used it in my daily postings: Facebook: Credere and Share. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/credereandshare

Thanks again for that wisdom, and I hope you have a fantastic day! Sincerely, Hermy Balcomb


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