Sahera Patel

Biography

Sahera Patel is a 43-year-old female British Muslim, teacher and public speaker, born in Bolton and now living in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. Her parents were originally from India, offering her a diverse experience of two cultures. She has a passion for her faith and it is with this passion that she wrote her first book, the inspirational I?m not a Celebrity I am a Muslim. Sahera continues her writing with Unveiling Arabia, using the same cocktail of humour and relatable emotions to allow the reader to become part of the experience.

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Genre

non-fiction/autobiography/memoir

Publications & Performance History

"I'm not a Celebrity I am a Muslim"Jan 2014 and "Unveiling Arabia" Jan 2017

Workshop & Reading Experience

Public speaker in schools/colleges/universities and places of business regarding Islam - books used as sources of information and readings Workshops in churches/synagogues: interfaith work

Reference

Nesta Lee Abedowale (Kirklees Supply service)

Group size preference

10+

Group age preference

16+

Working languages

English, Gujerati

Area prepared to travel

Areas east side and adjacent to Bolton as I live in Dewsbury: Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Manchester, Leigh, Salford, Bolton, Wigan, Chorley, Blackburn

Other information

My long career in teaching has developed my confidence in presenting to and engaging an audience. Recent experience in talking to a variety of audiences has also helped me to approach new situations with confidence. The aim of both my books is to dispel misconceptions of my faith as well as to entertain and inspire. There are many moments of reflection which I hope would be a trigger for discussion and conversation during the talks.

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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