Daughters of the Nile Book Launch Ticket

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An Evening with Local Rochester Writer Zahra Barri on the launch of her debut novel Daughters of the Nile

 

Q&A, reading, drinks and discussion all hosted by Stand-up Comedian and Author Sadia Azmat

Join us at Store 104 on Thursday the 18th of July at 6:30pm - 8:30pm for an evening with Zahra and Sadia. Light refreshments will be included. 

Ticket price of £15 includes a copy of the book and a glass of wine or alternative.

 

 

About Daughters of the Nile by Zahra Barri

 

Paris, 1940. The course of Fatiha Bin-Khalid’s life is changed forever when she befriends the Muslim feminist Doria Shafik. But after returning to Egypt and dedicating years to the fight for women’s rights, she struggles to reconcile her political ideals with the realities of motherhood. 

Cairo, 1966. After being publicly shamed when her relationship with a bisexual boyfriend is revealed, Fatiha’s daughter is faced with an impossible decision. Should Yasminah accept a life she didn’t choose, or will she leave her home and country in pursuit of independence? 

Bristol, 2011. British-born Nadia is battling with an identity crisis and a severe case of herpes. Feeling unfulfilled (and after a particularly disastrous one-night stand), she moves in with her old-fashioned Aunt Yasminah and realises that she must discover her purpose in the modern world before it’s too late.

Following the lives of three women from the Bin-Khalid family, Daughters of the Nile is a bold debut novel that examines the enduring strength of female bonds. These women are no strangers to adversity, but they must learn from the past and relearn shame and shamelessness to radically change their futures.

 

'Hilarious and heartwarming, a triumph! A glorious celebration of women 'Sadia Azmat, comedian and author of Sex Bomb

‘Original, compelling, witty and historically illuminating ... Essential reading’ Helen Lederer, founder of Comedy Women in Print

 

About the Author

Saudi Arabian raised, Egyptian/Irish writer, stand-up comedian and PhD researcher has featured on Channel 4's Only Jokes a Muslim Can Tell, BBC Radio, BBC Asian Network and BBC Period Dramas. Her first unpublished novel won Runner Up for the Comedy Women in Print Unpublished prize 2020. Her debut novel Daughters of the Nile won the Unbound Firsts Writers of Colour competition, out on 6th June is described as, ‘A bold multi-generational debut, exploring themes of queerness, revolution and Islamic sisterhood.’ Her work is supported by The Society of Authors and the Arts Council. She lives in Rochester, Kent.

 

About Sadia Azmat

Sadia Azmat is a British Asian stand-up comedian and writer from East London. Through a chance encounter with a comedian in a call centre, she was introduced to the circuit, and now she is a regular stand-up. In 2018 Sadia launched her critically acclaimed BBC podcast ‘No Country For Young Women’ which was named one of the ‘Best audio of 2018’ by the Observer and was an Apple Top pick for 2018. Sex Bomb is her first book.