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Nadine Aisha Jassat

Nadine Aisha Jassat is an award-winning writer, and author of poetry collection Let Me Tell You This, shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and a Herald Scottish Culture Award for Outstanding Literature. She has been published widely, including in It’s Not About The Burqa (shortlisted for the Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year), and has taught and performed internationally and across the UK.


Nadine delivers creative practice work filled with heart, which addresses social justice, builds community, and supports participants to connect to and grow their voices. She often works with schools and youth groups, as well as arts and equality organisations, and has worked with libraries in the UK and around the world. She is a regular borrower in hers.


Nadine lives in Edinburgh, and grew up in the North of England with a Yorkshire mum and a Zimbabwean dad. She is of mixed heritage; a heritage which can only be told in stories.

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