'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 celebration of female friendship as well as the often unsung heroism of migrant experiences' — Sunday Times

'The debut of an extraordinary new talent'

out now with John Murray Press

Now available in hardback and e-book from all major booksellers including Waterstones, Blackwells, FoylesHiveAmazon

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.



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The best new books to read in April | Stylist | 1 April 2020

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Home Is Where The Heart Is | The Brown Bronte | 23 March 2020

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