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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,

Nazira

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Poem: The Yellow Satchel

She approaches, Eyes gleaming Brighter than my countenance. It isn’t hard to tell She is quite taken by me, And she lets herself dream For a moment How enriched her life would be With me in it. Joy unbridled beams from within As she touches and strokes And holds me close – As close as…

Poem: Two Worlds

The world within yourself A world of chaos and confusion Not knowing about the future Constantly reliving the past Until, suffocating, you escape to The world outside yourself A world to which you do not belong A place from which you run and hide Only to end up back inside Sinking ever deeper into The…

Poem: Sit

Don’t analyse Second guess Rush to unlock secrets Just sit Observe Let things be Note what happens Note the response Collect the data The time For understanding Will come But for now Just sit with it And see

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