Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2003’

My veil, my decision

By Fariba Nawa May 2003 Unpublished Since the all-enveloping burqa began appearing on television during the war in Afghanistan, Americans became curious, even obsessed, with understanding why Muslim women cover their hair and body. Worn in dozens of styles, the veil or hijab in Arabic has had different meanings at various times in its history, ranging from a symbol of …

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