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|Song of Gulzarina A suicide bombing is being planned in a residential street in Manchester. Behind it lie Saleem Khan’s vivid memories – some full of regret and yearning, others humorous and yet others overshadowed by the surreal brutality of the war in Afghanistan.|
You’re Not Here One brother goes missing in action in Afghanistan, the other falls in love with an Afghan girl in England. Bitter divisions engulf an English town where young Muslims oppose the British army’s presence in Afghanistan, whilst white youth condemn the Muslims as traitors.
|Tariq Mehmood is an award-winning novelist and documentary filmmaker. His first novel, Hand On the Sun (1983), dealt with the experience of racism by young migrants to the UK of the 1970s and 1980s. His young adult novel, You’re Not Proper (2015), a story of two girls struggling in a town seething with Islamophobia, won the Francis Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award. He is the co-director of the multiple award-winning documentary Injustice, about people who have died in British police custody. Tariq Mehmood teaches at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He blogs on Yarn Spinner.|