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Hashim & Family

Hashim & Family

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, and is the debut of an extraordinary new talent.

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 22nd October 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529390971

Reviews

A personal migrant experience told with beauty and insight
Stylist
A riveting debut inspired by the writer's personal immigrant experience . . . An exquisite epic about the ties each of us share with our family and homeland
Bookriot
A likeable celebration of female friendship as well as the often unsung heroism of migrant experiences
Sunday Times Culture
Shahnaz Ahsan recalls how shopping and cooking with her Bengali family in Manchester shaped her life and her debut novel
Observer Food Monthly
A story of quiet striving and determination, of love and friendship
Guardian