Nadine Aisha Jassat
Nadine Aisha Jassat (b. 1989, England) is an award-winning writer and the author of Let Me Tell You This. Her poetry, narrative non-fiction, and short stories feature widely online and in print, including in the celebrated anthology It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race (Picador), Nasty Women (404 Ink), Staying Human and more. She has performed her work internationally and has drawn significant acclaim, including receiving a Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. In 2019, she was named by Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay in her International Literature Showcase selection of 10 Compelling ‘BAME’ writers working in the UK, and in 2020 she took part in Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Outriders Africa project. She lives and works in Edinburgh.