A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew… That would be the start and end of Luke’s joke about this enthralling conversation he had with BBC journalist Shaimaa Khalil and acclaimed author Shelley Davidow.

In their amazing new book, Runaways, Shaimaa and Shelley meditate on the incredible bond they’ve formed over decades despite the inherent barriers of historical, geographical, religious, and cultural differences.

Born a decade apart on opposite ends of the African continent – Shaimaa, an Arab Muslim from Egypt and Shelley an Ashkenazi Jew from South Africa – tell the story of a friendship that has defied historical, geographic and temporal boundaries. They map the vast emotional and geographic territories they have travelled as women pushing against patriarchal confines over the past two decades.

Find out more at: https://www.ultimopress.com.au/runaways