Jackie Kay picks Nadine Aisha Jassat as a top BAME writer in the UK!

Photo by Chris Scott

Photo by Chris Scott

Makar Jackie Kay has selected her top 10 BAME writers in the UK with the National Centre for Writing and British Council, and we’re excited to say that the brilliant Nadine Aisha Jassat has been included in the list!

On her list, Jackie said, “These 10 writers open up the world to you and give you the world back. There’s a wisdom in their work, as well as an abundance of humour. They are bold. They often tackle difficult and dangerous themes with an extraordinary grace and lightness of touch. They are all writers who make the reader ask questions of themselves and their place in the world, and they are all writers that give us back the world in all its complex glory.”

“Nadine Aisha Jassat is a fearless poet who boldly takes on difficult themes, reasserting her right to speak out about those things that are often hidden from view. Hers is a powerful, unforgettable new voice."


Well deserved - super proud to work with such an incredible writer!

You can read the full brilliant list over on the Guardian.