Paisley Book Festival 2024: A Glasgow Girl: Aasmah Mir

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27 April 2024

Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Cl, Paisley PA1 1JF

We’re thrilled to welcome The Sunday Times columnist and Times Radio broadcaster, Aasmah Mir, to speak about her heart-wrenching memoir A Glasgow Girl, which parallels her experience of growing up in 1970s Glasgow with her mother’s youth in Pakistan two decades earlier. Shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Award at Scotland’s National Book Awards, Aasmah moving account explores her burgeoning – and often conflicted – identity as a young person who struggles to fit in, and considers the changing attitudes towards race in Scottish society and across generations of the same family.
Hear Aasmah read from her book and discuss the nuances of growing up between two continents in conversation with Scottish Pakistani screenwriter, journalist and broadcaster Amna Saleem.

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Paisley Book Festival runs from 25 – 28 April, 2024. See full programme

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