Hello. I’m Nazira. I have a passion for telling stories and for helping others to tell theirs.

Nazira’s Notebook brings together information about my publications, works in progress, and other writing.

I am currently seeking representation for my novel When You’re Smiling which has been shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2022.

I am also available for readings, commissioned work, and collaborations.

Please explore the site to find out more about me and my work, and get in touch via the contact page if you have any comments or questions.

Peace and blessings,


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Poem: Angels

No wonder I felt so alone I forgot about you Forgot the words that call you Strengthen your presence By my side I chose shadowed paths Went places you won’t Depriving myself of your light Gave time to your enemy Listened to its whisperings Trusted its hollow words I hope you forgive me Take pity…

Poem: Girl In The Mirror

So desperate she looks So sad, so pathetic Smile painted on face Eyes apologetic She wants to be whole At one with the world But the imposter feelings Hold her back There’s two of her The one on the inside And the one on the out It’s the only way to cope Outside is jolly…

Poem: The Cup

It is filling up again With a Niagara Falls of life’s demands Pouring in unhindered And it is being carried everywhere Penetrating the ribcage with pain Exhaustion inhabiting every space Causing the back to stoop From the tension Of attempting transportation Without spilling a drop Although its bearer knows that’s impossible But while they have…

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