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Fri, 20 Oct


Rumi's Kitchen

The Shadow of my Ancestral Tree - Book Launch

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The Shadow of my Ancestral Tree - Book Launch
The Shadow of my Ancestral Tree - Book Launch

Time & Location

20 Oct 2023, 19:00 BST

Rumi's Kitchen, 120 Craven Park Rd, London NW10 8QD, UK

About The Event

This book was never intended for release.

It is an amalgamation of diary entries I composed between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-four. It speaks of the experiences that many young women go through. A collection of poetry about life: Generational trauma, grief, heartbreak, politics, family, hope, feminism, race, diaspora and love.

The Shadow of my Ancestral Tree is the reason why I am alive. My blood, tears and sweat lace every word written within. This book is about breaking generational trauma and paying homage to those who broke their backs planting trees, so that we would feel their shade. This book is about change, making our story about hope rather than sorrow.

This is a book for the voiceless.

I have a story to tell.

To buy my book, please click here

Nasha Solim is a pharmacist and writer working in London. Nasha was previously a music journalist and worked as a youth worker with disadvantaged young people in London. The child of Bengali immigrants and a first-generation Brit, born and raised in London and is an avid traveller.

Her varied experiences have inspired her debut poetry/prose collection, The Shadow of My Ancestral Tree.

Writing as diverse as the Quran, A. Helwa, Rumi, Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafal, Eminem, and Lauryn Hill have inspired her work.

Nasha is also a social activist passionate about social change, politics and equity.

She currently resides in her birthplace.

Social media

Instagram: @nashnashz + @s0ulwise + @arkbounduk

Tiktok: @gnashnashz


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