A. M. Dassu is an English writer of fiction and non-fiction. In 2017, Dassu won the international We Need Diverse Books mentorship award. Her bestselling debut novel, Boy Everywhere, was published in October 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2021 Waterstone’s Children’s Books Prize. Anne-Marie talks about the book in a previous episode of In The Reading Corner.
In this episode, she talks with Nikki Gamble about her latest novel, Fight Back.
About Fight Back
When a terrorist attack occurs near her home and racial tension increases, Aaliyah decides to begin wearing a hijab to challenge people’s preconceptions of her faith. Aaliyah has to channel all her bravery and resourcefulness to halt the tide of hatred rippling through her community.
A story about finding your identity and fighting for it.