It feels fitting on the anniversary of Nasty Women's publication date to announce that we've signed one of our wonderful contributors! We will be publishing Nadine Aisha Jassat's debut full poetry collection Threads in March 2019! Threads is a powerful collection, navigating issues of racism, gender, and the sustaining and restorative bonds between women.
Nadine has won numerous awards including the British Council’s open call for new writing from the UK and Turkey with her story 'Jacaranda', the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for fiction in 2018, and was named in the Young Women’s Movement 30 Under 30 2017. Her poem ‘Hopscotch’ was made into a film by the award-winning filmmaker Roxana Vilk, and she previously published her poetry pamphlet Still, some of which features in this full collection.
Nadine works within the movement to end gender-based violence, primarily with the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre; in the past she has also worked with Zero Tolerance and Shakti Women’s Aid.
"I’m delighted to be joining team 404 as an author and looking forward to the publication of my debut full collection," said Nadine. "As a young woman and feminist, I’m excited to be working with a new publisher with a reputation for passion, integrity, and (of course) Nasty Women."
As for us, we have always been blown away by Nadine's writing and her performances and cannot wait to work with her. Threads is a stunning collection, tackling important topics, weaving lived experience with powerful political statements. We’re very excited to be making the move into poetry, and cannot think of a better author to start this journey with!