Finding My Voice
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 brand-new memoir. 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.
A copy of Nadiya Hussain’s latest book Finding My Voice is included with every ticket, and she will be signing books after the event.
Presented by Fane Productions in collaboration with Headline and Festival of Ideas.
This event is part of Festival of the Future City 2019 (16-19 October 2019). The full programme will be launched over the summer. Sign up for the latest updates here. Follow #futurecity19 for updates.