MARINA MAHATHIR

Marina Mahathir is a writer and activist. She has been a newspaper columnist for over 25 years and led an HIV/AIDS NGO for 12 years. In 2009 she joined Sisters in Islam and served on the board for six years. She is currently the chair of the board of Musawah, the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family. Marina has also produced TV programmes, feature films and a documentary and founded Zafigo.com, a website for women and travel. She also hosted ZafigoX, an annual event on women and travel and during the Covid pandemic in 2020, a fortnightly online chat show called Hello Zafigo. In 2021 she began hosting a podcast on books called Busy Reading Books by Zafigo. She is currently finishing a memoir to be published in November 2021 by Penguin Random House.