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Popular author visits Oasis Academy Hadley

Popular author visits Oasis Academy Hadley

Award-winning Sufiya Ahmed, author of the young adult novel 'Secrets of the Henna Girl' wowed Year 9 students as she gave an inspiring workshop discussing the book.

Award-winning Sufiya Ahmed, author of the young adult novel 'Secrets of the Henna Girl' wowed Year 9 students as she gave an inspiring workshop discussing the book.

Students were engrossed as they heard the story of sixteen-year-old Zeba Khan, a young girl living in the north of England who, on a summer holiday in Pakistan learns that in a matter of weeks she is to marry her cousin. 

After reading extracts from the book and speaking about her inspiration behind the story, Safiya asked students to consider how they would feel if faced with a similar situation and asked them to suggest alternative endings to Zeba’s story.

Safe to say Sufiya’s visit was a great success! Students and staff had a wonderful time, and have continued to talk enthusiastically about the book and workshop.