Radiya Hafiza

Biography

Radiya Hafiza studied English Language and Literature at King’s College London and worked in publishing for a few years. Radiya grew up reading classic fairy tales that never had any brown girls in them – Rumaysa: A Fairytale is her debut novel, bringing such stories to children who need to see themselves represented.

Shortlisted Books by Radiya Hafiza

Rumaysa

Blending fairytales and cultures in a witty and playful story of strong-willed female protagonists, Hafiza crafts a world of magic and enchantment with immense skill

Waterstones.com, Best Children's Books to Look Forward to in 2021

 

Step into a Once Upon a Time where anything is possible . . .

Radiya Hafiza's enchanting and funny debut weaves together three stories, spinning the classic fairytale to show that anyone can be a hero.

This book was shortlisted in: 2022

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