Hashim & Family

Hashim & Family

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/04/2020
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An Observer Best Book of 2020

'A story of quiet striving and determination, of love and friendship' Guardian

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.

Over the next twenty years, they make their way in the new country - putting down roots and building a home. But when war breaks out in East Pakistan, the struggle for liberation and the emergence of Bangladesh raises questions about identity, belonging and loyalty.

Hashim & Family is a story of family ties, of migration and of a connection to home, and is the debut of an extraordinary new talent.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473665224
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 40 mm

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Hashim & Family
A new writer to look out for in the future.
A story of immigration in the 1960s - Hashim comes over from East Pakistan to create a new life in the UK; he starts off in Manchester with his cousin Rofi... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
Hashim & Family
Insightful and honest
An insightful and eye opening read on joining the UK in the 60s as a Bangladeshi family (at that time Pakistan) the culture shock, racism, different belief... READ MORE
Tara Keating
Hashim & Family
If you loved Andrea Levy’s wonderful Small Island or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s brilliant Half of a Yellow Sun, you will enjoy Hashim & Family
Hashim & Family by Shahnaz Ahsan is a great book. For me books that are rooted in the context of their time and place always have a special pull. Hashim &... READ MORE
Geraldine Healy
Hashim & Family
A Story Of Immigration In The 1960'S
Set in 1960 in Manchester the book covers a couple of decades and generations of a family. Hashim leaves East Pakistan to live in Manchester. His plan is t... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
Hashim & Family
"He had no intention of staying in England more than five years. Enough time to make money, send it back home, have a house built there and live comfortabl... READ MORE
Charlotte Hanks
Hashim & Family
Insightful and memorable.
'Hashim & Family' is an educational and emotional journey back in time to Britain and Pakistan during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It explores the reasons f... READ MORE
Jane Hunt
Hashim & Family
Love this book
An interesting insight to the experiences of immigrant families. Well written and difficult to put down. Looking forward to the sequel