Monday, 2 February 2009

Midlist Writer Awards Spirit21 the Premio Dardos Award

Last week Donna over at Donna's Book Pub awarded me the Premio Dardos Award. The award is given in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.

By accepting the award, I must follow two rules:

1) Accept the award by posting it on my blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to their blog.

2) Pass the award along to blogs I find worthy of this acknowledgment.

I'm passing the award on to Shelina Zahra Janmohamed at the Spirit21 blog. Shelina is a leading voice in moderate Islam in the UK. Her work appears in the Guardian and other media outlets. She spends a lot of effort on encouraging Muslim women to speak out for themselves. It's interesting that the Western media spend so much time saying Muslim women need a voice but so rarely give them a chance to have one. Shelina has broken through this barrier and her blog and articles are well worth reading. I don't agree with everything she says (otherwise there would be no point in reading her) but her posts always give me something to think about.

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