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
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