Ramadan Mubarak! We are so thankful that this blessed month is upon us and thrilled to have the Hachette Muslim Employee Network, chaired by Tanjiah Islam and Zakirah Alam, on the blog today!
We’re so excited to have the brilliantly talented Radiya Hafiza on the blog answering a few of our questions!
Rumaysa: A Fairytale is a thing of beauty. Taking well-loved classic fairytales and giving them her own unique twist – while centring Muslimah main characters – Radiya Hafiza weaves together a magical adventure that will make your heart sing…
We, at MVP, put our heads together and came up with our TOP FIVE TIPS for anyone trying to find their way into the world of publishing…
We are thrilled to announce that our first Muslim Voices in Publishing book club pick is the extraordinary The Colour of God by Ayesha S Chaudhry ‘Engrossing.’ Monica Ali ‘Heartbreaking and really funny.’ Ross Gay ‘This book fell into my heart.’ Sabrina Mahfouz ‘The kind of authentic voice that is rarely heard.’ Saima Mir ThisContinue reading “The Colour of God by Ayesha S Chaudhry [MVP BOOK CLUB PICK]”
What inspired you to start writing We Are All Birds of Uganda? What’s one thing you would like readers to take away from We Are All Birds of Uganda? Ultimately the book is about issues faced by immigrants, and the parallels between issues faced by immigrants today, compared with 50 years ago. Things have moved on,Continue reading “Mini Author Q&A ft. Hafsa Zayyan”
What inspired you to sit down and write The Family Tree? I think I was inspired and angry. The Family Tree is my response to all the dehumanising portrayals of Muslims I’ve encountered in literature. I decided to write a story that reflected my life and the people that I grew up around. What’s one thing you’d love readersContinue reading “Mini Author Q&A ft Sairish Hussain”
Stories have always been a necessary means of escape, bringing much needed moments of peace. And it’s safe to say that 2020 has been pretty rough… “It’s a great blessing if one can lose all sense of time, all worries, if only for a short time, in a book.” Nella Last As we approach theContinue reading “2020’s Must Read (MG&YA) Books by Muslim Authors”
What is your favourite writing snack? Reese’s cups A meme that lives in your head rent free? That meme of Brandy dancing to Afrodisiac… What’s one thing you’d love readers to take away from your book? That Black girls can kick ass in designer heels (oh, and also to interrogate everything you’ve been taught upContinue reading “Mini Author Q&A ft Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé”