Wrote The Colour of God (Oneworld Publications $25) in response to the death of her nephew. She began to re-examine the beliefs and ideals with which she was raised. In her writing, Chaudhry mixes personal experiences with social commentary to find the meaning of faith and belonging, love and betrayal, family and womanhood. In doing so, she offers a vision of what wholeness might look like in a world bent on fracturing us from within. "The men whose ideas formed me to my very core, Muslim and Christian, brown and white, dead long ago -- none of them came up with their ideas with me in mind," she says.

Ayesha S. Chaudhry is Professor of Gender and Islamic Studies at UBC. Her research focuses on religion, law, and social justice. In 2018, she was named a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellow and is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada.


The Colour of God (Oneworld Publications, 2021) $25 9781786079251

Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition (Oxford U. Press, 2016) $85 978-0198766193

[BCBW 2021]