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Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice

Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice

'I am their daughter. They are me. I am my Baba's stubborn back bone and his great brows. I am my mum's resilience and wide birthing hips. I am their traditions, their hang ups, their loss, their tears. I am their human, their child.'

Born on Christmas Day to parents who had emigrated to Britain from Bangladesh, Nadiya Hussain grew up in a Muslim family with 5 siblings. She entered an arranged marriage aged 20, becoming a wife and mother herself, suffers with panic disorder and had never been on a train on her own until she travelled to film her first episode of the Great British Bake-Off: I was everything – a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother – but I still was nowhere near finding me.

This Autumn, Nadiya will be interviewed live on stage to celebrate the publication of her memoir Finding My Voice. Join the TV presenter, chef and bestselling author, as she considers her roles as mother, Muslim, working woman and celebrity, and questions the barriers which many women must cross to be accepted or heard. In her own warm, honest and humorous way, Nadiya highlights how, at the core of it all, we are essentially tackling the same issues despite our cultural, social and religious differences.

Copies of Nadiya’s new book Finding My Voice will be on sale at each venue and the events will be followed by a signing with Nadiya.

Presented by Fane in collaboration with Headline.

Nadiya will be joined at each date by the following interviewers:

Tuesday 15th October: Town Hall Birmingham- Jane Garvey

Friday 18th October: St George's Hall Bristol- Fi Glover

Wednesday 13th November: Storyhouse Chester- Angellica Bell

Sunday 17th November: Queen's Hall Edinburgh- Marcus Bean

Tuesday 26th November: The Old Market Hove- Julia Platt Leonard

Sunday 1st December: Royal Festival Hall- Emma Freud

Thursday 5th December: HOME Manchester- Fiona Lindsay

Friday 6th December: Sage Gateshead- Kirsty Lang

Monday 9th December: Stables, Milton Keynes- Viv Groskop

St. George's, Bristol

Storyhouse, Chester

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

The Old Market, Hove

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank

Home, Manchester

Words Weekend, Sage Gateshead

The Stables, Milton Keynes