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The Things We Thought We Knew

'A heartfelt coming-of-age novel about a young girl with chronic pain syndrome reflecting on her friendships while growing up in an Asian family on a council estate in Leicester. Split between the present and the past, this book will have a long-lasting effect on you. '

World Book Night 2019

'Fuses life big themes with daily minutiae...A voice of the next generation.'



An Observer  New Face of Fiction 2017


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"A powerful debut ... told with warmth and humanity, this is a novel that shines because the characters feel so human and their plights feel so real." CultureFly


"This intriguing debut gives a voice to the marginalised." Big Issue


"Mahsuda Snaith is an exciting new voice in fiction. Her writing is deceptive. Crystal clear sentences ooze with texture and nuance. Characters that drip with lived experience. And above all, a clarity of vision. Mahsuda's work is brave and bold and she has a massive future ahead of her." Nikesh Shukla


"An original and affecting coming-of-age novel ... Snaith's clear-eyed depiction of estate life at the turn of the millennium resists cliches." The Observer


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