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The Day Headscarf Became My Identity

The Day Headscarf Became My Identity

“Are you a doctor?” a woman in my neighbourhood asked, her eyes popped in disbelief. I knew the reason behind her incredulity, but to be sure I asked: “Why are you so surprised?” Nothing,” she said, adding nonchalantly, “I mean doctor and hijab… isn’t hijab a sign of backwardness and suppression?” Though very offensive, but

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