CM45: Transitions

Samia Rahman is depressed with the ups and downs of our contemporary existence, Boaventura de Sousa Santos wants the suppressed epistemologies of the South to come to the fore, Naomi Foyle moves through despair, Saeed Khan tries to break out from inside history, Leyla Jagiella talks to her trees, amina wadud remembers her conversion, Sarah Shah castigates Shiaphobia, Raha Rafii uncovers the folly of the English countryside, Sameena Kausar ponders if autobiography can serve as a source of history, Robert Hainault discovers his authentic roots, Yassmin Abdel-Magied joins the workers on the oil rigs, Robin Yassin-Kassab rearranges his bookshelves, and Hina Khalid on the final transition: Death.

Also in this issue: British-based reflections on Pakistan after 75 years, Adama Juldeh Munu on black Muslim sportsmen, Liam McKenna on The Fate of Abraham, Khaldoon Ahmed on expatriate loves, short stories by Nafeesa Syeed and Steve Noyes, poems by Halimah Adisa, and our list of ten shapeshifters.