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- DescriptionSet in the East End of London during times of racial tension, a little Asian girl 'Ayesha' befriends 'Mrs. Peters' the mother of a neo-fascist living next door and a whole plethora of intrigue, plots and tragedy ensues. Racism, deceit, trauma and a glimmer of hope are among the elements portrayed in a masterful and potent work, which though entirely fictional, will challenge both British and Asian readers to take a long hard look at themselves in the new millennium.
- Author BiographyRabina Khan self published her novel first Rainbow Hands which was based on her experiences as a community worker in East London's Isle of Dogs, during a time when a racist right wing candidate was elected as a councillor in September 2003. The novel was published through 'Authorsonline'. The critically acclaimed short novel Rainbow Hands received local and national newspaper coverage, as well as in magazines such as Asiana, Morning Star, Tower Hamlets Recorder, Authortrek and many others. This publicity brought it to the attention of Laura Longrigg from MBA Literary Agents in London. Rainbow Hands formed the basis for this more extensive and robust novel 'Ayesha's Rainbow' which attracted the attention of UK publisher Fore-Word Press Ltd. Rabina was awarded a place on the Royal Literary Fund Mentoring Scheme (run by Jill Dawson author of Wild Boy ) and asked to take part in the Spitafields Women's Literary Festival 2004 & 2005 along with Claire Morral and Yasmin Alibhai Brown (The Independent). Rabina was awarded a 'Tower Hamlets Civic Award' and met with Ken Livingstone the Mayor of London. She is now regarded as one of Britain's Leading South Asian Women. Rabina Khan has worked for the last fourteen years as a community regeneration worker in Tower Hamlets in London's East End. She previously worked for Tower Hamlets Council in the social and education sectors and for government regeneration initiatives; such as Bethnal Green City Challenge, managing a variety of education and empowerment projects for women and young girls from ethnic minority communities. Rabina has also been involved in the Women Unite Against Racism campaign.
- Author(s)Rabina Khan
- PublisherFORE-WORD Press Ltd
- Date of Publication15/09/2006
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleFiction series
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo.1
- Place of PublicationLiverpool
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFORE-WORD Press Ltd
- Content Note1
- Weight513 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Illustrator(s)Malik Al Nasir
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