The OU helped me to become a published author.

Published by the Open University. Read the full article here. “I always dreamed of becoming an author,” says OU graduate Shereen. “But it wasn’t something I realised again until I had taken time off from my banking career.”Shereen had been working in London’s Canary Wharf when she met her husband and took some time off toContinue reading “The OU helped me to become a published author.”

The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon

Sneak Preview Hi everyone, I’m excited to announce my next book…for those of you who guessed it is a children’s book! ‘The Girl Who Slept Under the Moon’ follows the story of Noor, who arrives in a new country and doesn’t belong at her new school.To feel better, Noor takes comfort in the things thatContinue reading “The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon”

July Event IHRC Bookshop, London

Happy Friday all! Please see attached venue details for my next July Event. Hosted by the IHRC Bookshop, Wembley, London. You are cordially invited to my author evening, where I will be discussing my new novel, The Tower. Tickets are free, so book your space & share via the links below: CANCELLED – Author EveningContinue reading “July Event IHRC Bookshop, London”

@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review

For those of you who don’t follow @Thebookslamist on Instagram or Twitter, here is their latest review. “Ramadan 2017 was transformatory for me. I wrote , ‘A Virtue of Disobedience’ at night and in these hours the world was speaking to what i was writing. Grenfell happened while I was writing about class inequality. DarrenContinue reading “@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review”

Happy Publication Day- The Tower

Hi all, The big day is finally here! The Tower, my second novel is now officially available to buy worldwide. Advanced reader reviewers have begun to post their reviews via Goodreads. Here is a sample of a few. “I’ll be frank: The Tower destroyed me. The story was fraught with emotion and it seemed like suspenseful situations lurkedContinue reading “Happy Publication Day- The Tower”

The Tower- Available to pre-order now

Hi all, My second contemporary fiction novel, entitled, The Tower  set in London, UK, is now available to pre-order! Beacon Books will be publishing the novel on April 17 2019. Follow me for more updates and Monday’s exciting cover reveal! The book is currently being read by book reviewers so keep up to date withContinue reading “The Tower- Available to pre-order now”

The Award-winning Palestinian YA Novel Written in Prison

Originally posted on ArabLit & ArabLit Quarterly:
The book that won the 2018 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in the Young Adult category, The Oil’s Secret Tale, was written by Palestinian author Walid Daqqa, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1986 and has served more than three decades: By Hend Saeed Palestinian author Walid Daqqa…

Revisiting why I wrote Jasmine Falling

Hi all, As you know, I am back online after a two year hiatus and I return with exciting news about the upcoming publication of my second novel, The Tower. Beacon Books will be publishing my second book in April and before it goes live to all my readers, I wanted to reflect on why writingContinue reading “Revisiting why I wrote Jasmine Falling”

The Tower. Out Soon!

The Tower is Shereen Malherbe’s second novel, due out in April 2019, published by Beacon Books. Book summary: Reem is a Syrian refugee who has arrived in London, trying to discover the whereabouts of her 10-year old brother, Adar. Obsessed with history and consumed by her fragmented memories of home, Reem is also hiding secretsContinue reading “The Tower. Out Soon!”