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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.


Available in hardback, paperback and e-book from all major booksellers and independent bookshops including:


An Observer Best Book of 2020

'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

'A personal migrant experience told with beauty and insight' — Stylist

'A sweeping tale of immigration and family ties' — Daily Star Bangladesh

'A riveting debut. An exquisite epic about the ties each of us share with our family and homeland'


 '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

'The debut of an extraordinary new talent'

out now with John Murray Press

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Best Books of 2020 Observer | December 2020


A sweeping tale of immigration and family ties The Daily Star | October 2020


An important tale of migration Guardian | August 2020

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

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