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Wahida Shaffi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424105

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.001.0001

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Sofia Maskin

Sofia Maskin

From Roots to Routes

Chapter:
(p.73) Sofia Maskin
Source:
Our stories, our lives
Author(s):
Wahida Shaffi
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0010

This chapter addresses the story of Sofia Maskin. Her family went to Pakistan, a week before her seventh birthday in England. Sofia thinks that that experience of going back home put a tiny spark inside of her which made her want to travel to see things outside of Bradford. Growing up, she went through all sorts of phases that made her ask questions about identity. As her interest and knowledge in her faith grows, Sofia's life and travel choices seem to be navigated by the scholars she admires and looks up to. She further explains why she loves the UK.

Keywords:   Sofia Maskin, Pakistan, England, travel, identity

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