Shahida Rahman

Author, writer, publisher and local campaigner.

I am a Cambridge born award-winning author, writer, publisher, presenter and local campaigner.

My highly-acclaimed novel Lascar was published in 2012.

I am a writer of historical fiction, non-fiction, short stories and factual articles. I have contributed to numerous publications.

www.shahidarahman.co.uk
What Makes Me The Person I Am

What Makes Me The Person I Am Today?

My children are the speakers of tomorrow, the next generation. I want them to have a voice. I want to prepare them to deal effectively with the difficulties of the world today and to stand up for themselves and their beliefs.
10/04/2017 10:18 BST
Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted

Asian Suffragettes: Women Who Positively Impacted Society

Sophia Duleep Singh and Bhikaiji Cama are examples of Asian women who demonstrated great strength and determination and played vital roles parts in the British suffragette movement in the early 20th century. Their outstanding courage in the face of great odds has made them inspirational role models for women of all ages worldwide.
12/10/2015 11:41 BST
The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of

The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of Honour

The 90th anniversary of The Lascar Memorial in Calcutta, India takes place this month in 2014. Many people will not know who Lascars were or why they should be celebrated. By highlighting the anniversary of this Memorial, I will be able to shed some light on the sacrifices these brave men made for England.
10/02/2014 10:46 GMT
Black History Month Is About Asians

Black History Month Is About Asians Too

October marks Black History Month which embraces the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people who have a direct link with the UK through slavery, colonialism or migration. Lascars, or South Asian sailors, must be included in this significant group of survivors.
25/10/2013 10:29 BST