I've been journaling since I was a child. It was in 2019 that I began transforming my stream of consciousness writing into vignettes that could be weaved together into a memoir. On September 7, 2021, my debut memoir, The Shayṭān Bride: A Bangladeshi Canadian Memoir of Desire and Faith was shared with the world!
This a nonlinear, coming-of-age literary memoir that explores my experiences as a young girl emigrating from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Thunder Bay, Ontario and then Toronto. It captures a challenging ordeal I faced at the age of nineteen which prompted me to think more deeply about the intersections between gender, religion, faith/spirituality, culture, and race. The experiences I have shared in my memoir, including my own personal growth work, have inspired and inform the work I do with clients as a therapist.
You can pre-order The Shayṭān Bride through:
Your local independent bookstore
To learn more about the book, check out the description posted on the Dundurn Press website.
My Debut Memoir
The Shaytan Bride is now available as an audiobook, voice-narrated by the author (myself). You can easily access a copy of the audiobook through Audible.