September 21, 2018

Do three dates count as a book tour? For the launch of by novel The Watermelon Boys, I'll be speaking at three events, in Cardiff, Durham and London. Click each venue for directions.

CARDIFF: Saturday 29th September, The Millennium Centre (Japan Room) 6PM.

DURHAM: Thursd...

September 3, 2018


You can buy my book at Amazon UKFoyles, WHSmith, Waterstones and all major bookshops in the UK.


Available from all major bookstores including Amazon US, Powell's and Barnes and Noble.

The Watermelon Boys is also available throughout Europe, Australia and the rest...

August 26, 2018

You can now order my debut novel THE WATERMELON BOYS, released on 30 August 2018 by Hoopoe Fiction.

Buy The Watermelon Boys in the UK

Buy The Watermelon Boys in the US

Watch the trailer here. Hold on to your horses.

July 5, 2018

Featured on The New Arab

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has long criticised the Islamophobia that plagues the Conservative party. 

Yesterday, she joined the Muslim Council of Britain, the Muslim Women's Network and British Muslims for Secular Democracy - as well as other voices...

July 5, 2018

Featured on Outside Online

It was an unremarkable game. Two teams, a cheering crowd, squeaking sneakers, the whistle, and the jump ball—just as always. But something set this game apart, something that most people wouldn’t even have noticed: One of the players, determin...

May 15, 2018

Capsters was one of the first companies to launch a sports hijab, a whole 14 years before the Nike Pro Hijab was even a thing. In 2001, Cindy van de Bremen launched the company, before expanding to deliver worldwide in 2008. Four years later, the brand worked to develo...

March 12, 2018

Published in the New Statesman 

Over the last week, anonymous letters were posted to various addresses in at least five cities across the UK, calling for a day of action to punish Muslims.

The letters, which were received by various citizens in Bradford, Cardiff, Leicest...

March 12, 2018

Published in The New Arab

When I was six years old, I still didn't understand the effect representation - or lack thereof, could have.I didn't know what it meant that only I or my Malaysian best friend was allowed to play with the other girls in class; we had to take sh...

February 13, 2018

Published in The New Arab

On 1 February, the UK Foreign Office marked World Hijab Day by inviting  all employees to wear the hijab for a day. 

In the week that followed, the government department headed by Boris Johnson faced growing criticism...

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