Out Now: Hafsa Zayyan’s Debut Novel “We Are All Birds of Uganda”

Out Now: Hafsa Zayyan’s Debut Novel “We Are All Birds of Uganda”

Hafsa Zayyan is a Nigerian Pakistani lawyer based in London who always loved writing. Her debut novel, “We Are All Birds of Uganda,” was the product of a Merky Books writing competition soliciting untold stories from young authors, and was ultimately awarded the inaugural prize for new writers. 

Her multigenerational story of belonging, prejudice and masculinity bounces between contemporary London and 70s-era Uganda. According to The Guardian’s Shahidha Bari, “[It] captures how exiled Asians and black Africans are entangled in Uganda’s history, caught between the British colonisers of its past and the Chinese developers that are its future. Amid all this, the romance that evolves between Sameer and Maryam reads like a miracle, something good that might yet be salvaged from trauma.”

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