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Inshallah United – an Evening with Nooruddean Choudry

Saturday 23 September 2023, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

‘For every Manc a religion’. Manchester. Birthplace of industry, the Stone Roses, the Class of 92 and, in 1979, a small brown man called Noz. This is the story of how, and why, he came to be a strictly halal Stretford Ender.

Nooruddean Choudry was born in 1979 ― the year, a local football club lost the Cup Final to Arsenal courtesy of a man named Sunderland. That club would become an all-consuming obsession for young Nooruddean, who would one day become a small brown man and, vitally, also a Red.

Inshallah United is the story of the first British-born son of a Pakistani family living in England’s second city. And geography is important, because if it wasn’t for his mum and dad settling in Manchester rather than anywhere else in the world, so much of what makes up Nooruddean’s identity could have been so different. As it was, he grew up as a Muslim, Manchester United supporting, Morrissey-loving, Maggie-hating, working-class Manc.

Inshallah United is about growing up as a strictly halal Stretford Ender; a devout Muslim and diehard Red. It’s about praying five times a day that United would sign Alan Shearer and knock the Scousers off their perch. And it’s a deeply personal account of life as a Muslim Asian Mancunian kid in the late 80s and 90s, bookmarked by the most successful period in Manchester United’s history.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event are on a “pay what you can” basis.They range from £2 – £8 plus the Eventbrite booking fee.

Venue

Chorlton Unitarian Church
Wilbraham Road (behind the Regency Court flats at 548b)
Chorlton, M21 9LB United Kingdom
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