Tessa McWatt & Zeba Talkhani at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Tessa McWatt & Zeba Talkhani at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

In a pair of moving memoirs, Guyana-born Canadian writer Tessa McWatt and Zeba Talkhani, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, explore themes of race, feminism, heritage and belonging. McWatt’s Shame On Me is a journey through the multiple threads of her identity. In My Past Is a Foreign Country, Talkhani charts her experiences as a British Muslim feminist with nuance and generosity. They come together at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 to share their stories in an event chaired by Nadine Aisha Jassat.

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