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Burhana Islam
Teacher of English, student of Arabic, lover of lit. | mentee | Highly Commended for the Faber FAB Prize 2018 | rep'd by
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Burhana Islam Jul 8
Replying to @anne_theriault
'Nationalism is as thin as a thread, perhaps that's why many feel it must be anxiously guarded.' Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men.
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Burhana Islam Jul 4
'Be careful,' she says. 'The heart is a fragile thing.'
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Emma Smith-Barton ⚡️ Jun 28
Eeek! That’s my book!👇🏽Out in just 13 days and I’m all 😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱🎉😱
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Philip Reeve Jul 4
A new UK edition of Here Lies Arthur is published today, with this superb cover by , designed by .
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Burhana Islam Jul 4
Received this in the post! Thank you and for sorting this out as a little surprise for a dedicated reader at our school 💛
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Burhana Islam Jul 4
I'm so excited for this 💛
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Rashmi Sirdeshpande is WRITING Jul 4
A3 Soooo... & I have THIS little book out on 1 August! HOW TO BE EXTRAORDINARY - the true stories of 15 incredible humans. A real mix and very contemporary. Some well-known faces, some not so well-known but there's something in there for every child!
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Burhana Islam Jun 30
I'll keep you in the know 😊
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Burhana Islam Jun 28
PS. , can you send me our picture please? I'm hoping to maybe blog about this at some point 😊
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Burhana Islam Jun 28
Ahhh thank you for having me. It definitely gave me a lot of food for thought 😊 and thank you for the recommendation out of the blue!
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adsero3 Jun 12
There is currently a blackout in Sudan -500 killed -723 injured -650 arrested -48 women raped -6 men raped -1000 missing No western media has reported on the massacre. Copy/paste this tweet or RT to spread awareness and stop it being suppressed
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mkhan 🇵🇰 Jun 6
THREAD ABOUT SUDAN🇸🇩 a lot of people are confused as to what's happening
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Burhana Islam Jun 8
I'm 200 pages in and it only came through the post this morning. Emma, it's so beautiful- and so important. I haven't fallen so quickly for story like this in such a long time!
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🙃 Kat Chow 🙃 Jun 7
my oldest sister has been taking a Sharpie to some of her baby’s books to make the characters Asian(ish) & to translate the text to Chinese. this act of mothering makes me melt a lil 😭
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Katie Hale Jun 5
Day 940: Today, I'm officially welcoming to the world!! Isn't she gorgeous?! Enormous thanks to , & everyone at - and to everyone on @PenguinRHUK's scheme. IT CAME TRUE - MONSTER IS REAL!
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Penguin Books UK Jun 6
Replying to @HumzaProduction
. tells us a bit about his new book Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties (based on a true story of course 😉) and how he didn't often see books featuring people that looked like him when he was younger.
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Burhana Islam Jun 8
The first thing I do when I get a new book is skip straight to the end to the acknowledgements. , yours gave me the feels. I'm so excited to meet Neena and her family. I just wish I could have stumbled across this as a kid 💛
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Burhana Islam May 3
I think this is 'growing up as a POC' applicable 💪🏽
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Burhana Islam May 2
I've been so excited to buy it since you mentioned it at the FAB event - word of mouth is definitely the most earnest form of advertisement 💛
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Burhana Islam May 1
I've pre-ordered this for my friend's daughter who wears her hair exactly like that- representation definitely matters!
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