Nashwa Khan

Nashwa Khan

Freelance Writer/Perpetual Student

Typically write about race, being Muslim in diaspora & feminism. I usually incorporate pop-culture and sometimes academia. Currently in a love-hate relationship with grad school.

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“Nope, You Really Can't Say That”: My Love/Hate Relationship with ...

“Nope, You Really Can't Say That”: My Love/Hate Rel...

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The Top 10 Stories in Nerd Culture and Race in 2014

by Rod Thomas  For comic book fans and fans of science fiction movies, 2014 proved to be a banner year. Whether it was the #BlackStormTrooper outrage or the cancellation of Syfy shows there was muc......

Heidi mirza article


"We don’t need any more writers as solitary heroes. We need a heroic writer’s movement: assertive, militant, pugnacious.”  ~Toni Morrison     "A" Nels Abbey is a writer and commentator based in Lon......

Apusimpsons article

The Shukla Test

by Nikesh Shukla Someone wrote of one of my short stories that it was ‘an amorphous mess of Indian names’. The implication was that, had I gone with more traditional names like Steve, Bob, Andy, Jo......

Multicoloured article

Black, British & Muslim; We're not just a "Complication"

by Momtaza Mehri The last UK census undertaken in 2011 showed that Black Muslims made up 10.1% of the British Muslim population, not counting Muslims of mixed Black heritage. The British Black Musl......

So asian article

No More Mr. Chow

by Daniel York  I turned down a casting yesterday. It was for a job that possibly a lot of actors might consider a good one. The script they sent me called for me to be an East Asian nationality of......