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Young girl from South Harrow nominated for Young Muslim Writers Awards
A young girl has been shortlisted for a national award which aims to encouraging creative writing in the Muslim community.
Shaheen Sardar, from South Harrow, has been nominated for the Young Muslim Writers Awards (YMWA), for her poem called Overcoming.
The awards are in their third year and are run by charity Muslim Hands, in association with the Yusuf Islam Foundation, set up by the singer Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
The event aims to inspire and highlight the creative talent within the Muslim community across the UK.
One of the judges for this year’s awards is author of the award-winning Secrets of the Henna Girl Sufiya Ahmed.
She said: It is a fantastic competition for aspiring young writers which encourages and supports new talent.
“From experience I know it will be hard to choose the best stories as the quality of submissions have always been so good.”
The winner of the awards will be announced on July 2 at an ceremony at Senate House, in Central London.
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