“I wanted to show how hard it is for Muslims when a terrorist attack happens” || Yasmin Rahman

When the great people at @Teensgate told me I have the opportunity to interview a new author I've seen in and around the interweb, I used the event as a welcome break from being cooped up in my room since the holidays had ended (Michael Gove if you ever happen to be reading this for…

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‘Sharing my poetry about Islam has helped shed light on it to readers.’ || Fida Islaih

  Fida Islaih is a poet and editor. Her faith, her experiences and love for nature is the foundation of her poetry. She also loves chocolate and reading. Described as an exploration of the process of loving yourself, Blossoming Heart is an indie poetry book featured in the #RamadanReadathon To-Be-Read list. Describe yourself in 3…

‘Publishers love paying lip-service to diversity, but none of them actually mean it.’ || Sami Shah

Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times, ABC's The Australian Story, BBC Radio 4, NPR, TEDx, and QI with Stephen Fry. His autobiography, "I, MIGRANT" has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, WA Premier's Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.Sami has written columns for national and international…

The Hate U Give || In Conversation

They say don't meet your heroes. It's definitely a bit weird being in the same room as the author of your current favorite read but this was on a new level. I didn't just like The Hate U Give (THUG) because it was a pleasant book but I admired what the author was trying to…