INTRODUCING HASHIM & FAMILY...
'A personal migrant experience told with beauty and insight'
— Stylist magazine
'A riveting debut. An exquisite epic about the ties each of us share with our family and homeland'
'A story of quiet striving and determination, of love and friendship' — Guardian
'A celebration of female friendship as well as the often unsung heroism of migrant experiences' — Sunday Times
'Hashim & Family has won an army of ardent readers for its portrayal of immigration in the UK and what home means to us all'— Stylist magazine
'The debut of an extraordinary new talent'
out now with John Murray Press
Longlisted for the Guardian 2020 Not the Booker Prize
It is New Year's Eve, 1960.
Hashim has left behind his homeland and his bride, Munira, to seek his fortune in England.
His cousin and only friend, Rofikul, introduces Hashim to life in Manchester - including Rofikul's girlfriend, Helen. When Munira arrives, the group must learn what it is to be a family.
Ten years later, war breaks out in East Pakistan. The struggle for liberation and the emergence of Bangladesh affects the family in ways they could never have foreseen.
Spanning twenty years and two countries, Hashim & Family is the story of migration and belonging, and the bond of kinship.
IN THE MEDIA
The best summer reads for 2020 | Stylist | June 2020
In conversation with Professor Emma Smith | Hertford College, Oxford | May 2020
Awesome April books out in the UK | BookRiot | April 2020
BBC Radio 4 | Front Row | April 2020
The best new books to read in April | Stylist | April 2020
Eight books to look out for this April | Asia House | March 2020