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Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer and creative practitioner. She is the author of poetry collection Let Me Tell You This (404 Ink), has been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, and was named in Jackie Kay's International Literature Showcase Selection of 10 Compelling writers of colour working in the UK. She received a prestigious New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and was shortlisted for the UK's largest poetry prize, the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and for a Herald Scotland Outstanding Literature award. She has performed her work and taught creative writing both nationally and internationally. Her debut novel in verse, The Stories Grandma Forgot (And How I Found Them) is forthcoming from Hachette Children's Group in May 2023.
Nadine's work explores themes of heritage, voice, storytelling and more. She has worked extensively to address issues of social justice, from curating art exhibitions and creating theatre to explore gender-based violence, to delivering creative projects working to invest in young women of colour's creative and political expression.
She delivers a variety of creative workshops to adults and young people, and has significant experience working on events which connect storytelling and social justice. She is a seasoned event chair, having hosted events with authors including Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and Helen Skelton (BBC's Countryfile), and was part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Outriders Africa project, and TV broadcasts such as Authors Live and The Big Scottish Book Club (BBC iPlayer).
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