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Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

‘A national treasure’ Independent

‘She’s baked her way into our hearts and hasn’t stopped since’ Prima

Funny, heart-wrenching, generous and true: Nadiya shares her unforgettable memories and experiences that have shaped her roles in life and made her the woman she is today.

‘I am writing this for everyone who was told no: no, you are not rich enough; no, that is not credible; no you can’t; no, you won’t; no, you are not allowed; no, that is not appropriate. I was told, “No, you do not belong.” Finally, I am saying, “Yes I do.”‘

Born to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh to Britain, Nadiya Hussain’s first roles were those of daughter and sister. Considering her later identities as a devout Muslim entering an arranged marriage and becoming a wife and mother herself, Nadiya questions the barriers that many women, no matter who they are or where they live, have to cross in order to be accepted or heard. Importantly, she shows us how, at the core of it all, we are essentially tackling the same issues throughout our lives despite our cultural, social and religious differences.

In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life with characteristic honestly, vulnerability and self-deprecating humour. Peppered with the poetry she has written since childhood, spiced with her most personal recipes and the stories they tell, she reminds us that love carries us through all that is good and bad in life. Nadiya Hussain has found her voice and it is uniquely, brilliantly hers.

‘We all have a voice. Yours might be loud and strong, or quiet yet insistent. I have always tried to use mine for the right reasons.’

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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 2nd April 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472259974


A tale of honesty and joy from one of Britain's most influential women . . . Unflinchingly honest ... in this memoir, she writes openly and comfortingly about the mental health issues we all face.
A revelatory honest read . . . She writes with clear-eyed insight . . . There's no doubt that the book will make an impact and enable young girls to question the boxes society places them in and to dream bigger than the previous generation thought possible.
Elizabeth Day, You Magazine, Daily Mail
Each chapter explores a different role Hussain has played in her life so far - Daughter, Wife, Ma, Earner, Cook . . . Despite the title, this is far from a smug "you too could have it all" manual for the modern woman. It is more about Hussain's long struggle to find her place in the world.
[Finding My Voice] explores difficult issues like her anxiety and traumas of her childhood.
Daily Star
Her first foray into telling her life story, Finding My Voice sees Nadiya discuss life with mental health issues as someone who suffers with panic attacks.
An honest discussion of anxiety, Nadiya Hussain's book is a real comfort read.
Featuring personal recipes and childhood memories, [Nadiya] lets us into her life for the very first time. Her journey to capturing our hearts on our television screens has been far from an easy one, as she explains that this book is for everyone who has been told 'no' and had their dreams stunted by others. Pick up Finding My Voice to discover how her background shaped her to become the woman she is today.
Health & Wellbeing
Since winning Bake Off in 2015, Nadiya has become a TV favourite . . . Only 34, Nadiya has been through a lot and in her memoir she touches on some of the most important roles in her life . . . Each chapter begins with a poem and ends with a recipe and both offer insights into Nadiya's mind. It's a moving and funny book.
the Sun