Hello, I came to the UK in 1972 from Uganda after completing an English undergraduate degree at Makerere University. I was awarded a scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at Oxford where I obtained an M.Phil degree in literature in 1975. Now a journalist, I have written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times and many other newspapers. I was the first regular columnist of colour on a national newspaper in the UK, the first female Muslim too. For someone of my background, politically on the left and a committed anti-racist, to find a voice and space in the mainstream media has been challenging and rewarding. I am President of the Institute of Family Therapy and campaign against forced marriages, female genital mutilation, and for the rights of women and girls. I also have recently been shortlisted for columnist of the year in the National Press Awards!
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