"Oh ISIS Up Yours" opens in Chicago Aug. 19

Silk Road Theater presents Fawzia Afzal-Khan's Muslim feminist response to the hijacking of Islam by patriarchal extremists

Jihad Against Violence: Oh ISIS Up Yours:
August 19th at 4:00 pm and August 20th at 4:00 pm

"What? ISIS? The Goddess? From Egypt? What are you doing here, in America, in my Pakistani American fantasy play…I must be dreaming…" -Woman #1, Jihad Against Violence: Oh ISIS Up Yours

Drawing from her work on Jihad Against Violence and Sext of Saudade, Fawzia Afzal-Khan's Jihad Against Violence: Oh ISIS Up Yours is a Muslim feminist response to the hijacking of Islam by patriarchal extremists. Afzal-Khan's unfiltered, stream of consciousness reflections provide a potent indictment of the surreal and sardonic world we now inhabit, and a welcome reminder that sisterhood is powerful.

Presented as part of Silk Road Rising's "Crescent and Star: Arab and Muslim Journeys" reading series, and directed by George Potter, Oh ISIS Up Yours promises to be an insightful and entertaining exploration of Islam by a leading Pakistani scholar. Buy Your Tickets Today! »

Fawzia Afzal-Khan is a Pakistani American professor of English at Montclair State University. Afzal-Khan received her BA from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan, and her MA and PhD. in English Literature from Tufts University. A University Distinguished Professor, Afzal-Khan was awarded The "Excellence in Public Life Award" by the American Muslim Alliance in 2008. She also serves on the editorial board of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. Author of three monographs and two edited volumes, Afzal-Khan has published extensively in academic journals as well as in newspapers and on public blogs on issues related to postcolonial studies, feminism, and political Islam.