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Why I write…

Mahsuda Snaith is a novelist and writer-in-residence for literacy charity First Story. Here, she speaks about her lifelong companion – the written word

Once, I tried to break up with writing. It was your typical love story: girl meets book, book introduces her to pen, pen whisks her away to far-off lands until she’s besotted. I was eight when I realised that my love for writing could become a profession. But later, when I completed a literature and education degree, reality hit. The books I studied clearly showed that people like me – an Asian girl from a council estate – did not get published. I needed to be a proper person with a proper job.

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