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'Find Dad. Help Grandma. Understand who I am.'

A gripping middle grade verse novel exploring Alzheimer's and identity, from an award-winning writer. Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat.

'Warm, funny and moving' - The Irish Independent     'Eloquent [and] affecting' - The Guardian 

'It's one of those books that truly makes the world a better place.' - Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs

'I think this is the children's debut of the year... Fresh, emotional, expertly crafted, and a wonderful reading experience.' - Maisie Chan, Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

‘An amazing verse novel about the power of memory and a bond between grandmother and granddaughter.’ – The Bookseller, Category Highlight 


Let Me Tell You This (404 Ink)


A vital exploration of racism, gender-based violence and the sustaining, restorative bonds between women, told with searing precision and lyricism.​ Nadine takes you on a journey exploring heritage, connection, and speaking out. These poems demonstrate the power of heart and voice, and will stay with readers long after the last page is turned. Shortlisted for The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.


'A punchy, powerful debut that investigates what it means to be of dual heritage. The poems capture with real panache the secret lives of women, and they’re poignant, too.' - Jackie Kay

'Powerful. Beautifully written, immense and full of passion.' - Nikita Gill, Great Goddesses

'Incisive, delicate, and precise. Jassat is unflinching as she delivers lyrical gut punches that stay with you for days.' - Nikesh Shukla, The One Who Wrote Destiny

'I adore the wise yet searching words of Nadine Aisha Jassat.' - Sabrina Mahfouz, How You Might Know Me

​'Nadine is a writer of extraordinary talent whose graceful, honest words somehow hit you with all the force of a sucker punch. I felt read by this collection... If you read one poetry collection this year, let it be this. ' - Sabeena Akhtar, Cut from the Same Cloth 

'Jassat’s writing is a tour-de-force confrontation of intersectional prejudice and a vital voice in the Scottish poetry landscape.' - The List

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It's Not About the Burqa (Picador)

'Passionate, angry, self-effacing, nuanced and utterly compelling.' - Nikesh Shukla, The Good Immigrant


Nasty Women (404 Ink)

'Essential' - Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
'Vital spirit.' - Ali Smith, How to be both


The People's City (Polygon)

'Bringing together some of Edinburgh's best modern writers... this small but important book pulls from the city's rich literary history.'

- Waterstones Recommends

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...and more.

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