Tariq Mehmood

Tariq Mehmood is an award winning novelist and documentary film-maker. His first novel, Hand On the Sun (London: Penguin Books, 1983), dealt with the experience of the resistance to racism by young migrant to the UK of the 1970s and 1980s. His second novel, While There is Light (Manchester: Carcanet, 2003), was set against the backdrop of the case of the ‘Bradford 12’, where 12 young men who defended their community were charged with conspiracy offences. His young adult novel, You’re Not Proper, a story of two girls struggling in a town seething with Islamophobia (London: Hope Road, 2015), won the Francis Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award. He is the co-director of the multiple award-winning documentary Injustice, a story about people who have died in British police custody. He is also co-director of other documentaries including Defeat of the Champions and Who Polices the Police. Tariq teaches at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. He blogs at: https://tmehmood.wordpress.com
Reviews and articles
Dunia Magazine INTERVIEW: http://www.duniamagazine.com/2015/02/award-winning-writer-film-maker-tariq-mehmood-talks-race-religion-new-book-youre-not-proper/
Hand On the Sun, Penguin, London, 1983 – out of print
While There Is light, Comma, Manchester, 2003 – out of print
Courageous Ali and the Heartless King, Satchel, 2006.
Major film – Injustice – story of the families of those killed in British Police custody.
Homepage of Injustice Film http://www.injusticefilm.co.uk