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The Uyghur woman fighting to keep her culture alive

BBC, 16 Nov 2021
Mukaddes Yadigar is a Uyghur Muslim entrepreneur who has been living in the UK since 2011, and is desperate to pass on her culture and language to her children.

The Uyghur are a Muslim minority who hail predominantly from the region of Xinjiang, in China.

Human rights organisations accuse the Chinese government of detaining over 1 million Uyghur Muslims and restricting their religious practices. Local activists say China is trying to erase their culture.

In London, Mukaddes has two restaurants devoted to Uyghur cuisine, where every month she holds events to celebrate the food, music and dances of her people to try and ensure the preservation of their traditions.

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