Upskills Unsung Heroes and Heroines podcast

Hi everyone,I haven’t been online much this Ramadan, but I did take part in Upskills #podcast Unsung Heroes and Heroines. It’s a wonderful, uplifting series of real life stories of people’s lives and faith. A great podcast for Ramadan In’shaa’Allah. It was a pleasure to reconnect with a sister I have missed since leaving theContinue reading “Upskills Unsung Heroes and Heroines podcast”

We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards

🏅We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards 2022 The Land Beneath the Light my latest novel; a female centric story set in rural Palestine, and my children’s book, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars; the second book of my migrant children’s series. It’s such an honour to be on the list this year amongContinue reading “We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards”

The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel

“When we read classic literature we now use them as references for society despite them being fictional texts. What I want to create are representative, authentic texts that include Muslims as contributors to society. Having a Muslim narrative should not pigeonhole our work into a Muslim-only category. My books are for everyone to read.” ShereenContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel”

Happy Publication Day!

I am thrilled to announce that The Land Beneath the Light and The Girl Who Stitched the Stars, have officially been published by Beacon Books. I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for their support. Thank you to Beacon Books and team and illustrator, Sarah Nesti Willard. It wouldn’t have beenContinue reading “Happy Publication Day!”

UNESCO listed art of Palestinian embroidery, captured in new children’s book by British Palestinian author, Shereen Malherbe.

Press Release Manchester— Date — UK publisher, Beacon Books announces the publication of, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars; a heart-warming story of identity and belief in one’s self, inspiring children to celebrate their identities and to share them through telling stories. Through its Palestinian character, Noor, this book showcases how clothes can mean something asContinue reading “UNESCO listed art of Palestinian embroidery, captured in new children’s book by British Palestinian author, Shereen Malherbe.”

Open University’s Reading for Pleasure, Author Spotlight.

It was such an honour to be included in the Open University’s Reading for Pleasure, Author Spotlight.  “Reading for Pleasure is the entitlement of every child, yet how can we foster readers’ desire and engagement?Our research, a two phase Open University and UK Literacy Association project, examined children’s and teachers’ reading lives, and established effectiveContinue reading “Open University’s Reading for Pleasure, Author Spotlight.”

The Land Beneath the Light

A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre All  too often we are subjected to news of turmoil and conflict in  Palestine. By exploring the lived realities of those living under  occupation, The Land Beneath the Light presents  an alternative. Drawn loosely from the author’s own childhood  experiences of Palestine, Shereen Malherbe showcases the beauty of this  war-torn landContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light”

The Girl Who Stitched the Stars

Non-uniform day arrives at Noor’s school. Noor hasn’t ever been to school without her uniform before, and the clothes she loves to wear are different. What will she wear? What will the other children say? When she realises what her clothes mean to her, she must decide if she can be brave enough to shareContinue reading “The Girl Who Stitched the Stars”

Meet Shereen Malherbe, author of The Land Beneath the Light.

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sarah Mohr, a writer at Muslimgirl.com. I caught up with Sarah one evening to share with her the reason for writing my latest works, my upcoming novel, The Land Beneath the Light & my latest children’s book, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars. (Republished from Muslimgirl.com)Continue reading “Meet Shereen Malherbe, author of The Land Beneath the Light.”

Author Shereen Malherbe on The Today Show

“Shereen Malherbe will be read more and more as the wind carries her original, powerful, enchanting stories, where rarely is a novel just a novel…” Yousef Khanfar. Watch the show to find out more about The Land Beneath the Light which is due to be released in January 2022. A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre,Continue reading “Author Shereen Malherbe on The Today Show”