In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Sufiya Ahmed was born in India and arrived in the UK as a baby. She lived in Bolton, Lancashire, before moving to London where she still lives. Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organization, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children. She also has a program called 'Storytime' on the UK's main English speaking Islamic channel, Islam channel. This is a 12 episode program of me reading from my first book.
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Sufiya Ahmed has authored and had published 3 books: Two children’s books for the 9 to 14 age group, titled Zahra's First Term at the Khadija Academy and Zahra's Great Debate.
Newest novel for teens and adults- Secrets of the Henna Girl - Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good...Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results ...and dreaming of the day she'll meet her one true love. Except her parents have other plans. In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba's world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable - and forced - duty to protect her father's honour. But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?