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Nadine Aisha Jassat

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Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Nadine Aisha Jassat is the author of poetry collection Let Me Tell You This, described as a ‘punchy, powerful debut’ by Jackie Kay, and two middle-grade verse-novels: The Stories Grandma Forgot, described by Sophie Anderson as ‘one of those books that truly makes the world a better place,’ and The Hidden Story of Estie Noor, described by Maisie Chan as a ‘warm hug of a book… finding the power of telling your own story is central to this joyful tale of kindness and community.’

Nadine has taught and performed internationally and across media, including BBC Author’s Live. She has been published widely, featuring in anthologies such as It’s Not About the Burqa (Shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year), The People’s City, and Staying Human. Her work has drawn significant acclaim, with her writing short- and longlisted for prestigious awards including the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, a Herald Scottish Culture Award, a UKLA Book Award, and more. She is a winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Award.

Nadine has delivered Live Literature residencies in both primary and secondary schools, and has a wealth of experience delivering creative practice work with adults and young people, often with a focus on social justice, community, and voice.

(Photo credit: Danielle Watt Photography)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Emigration & immigration; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Religion & beliefs; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+