404 Ink has acquired Nadine Aisha Jassat’s debut poetry collection, Threads, following her recent Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.
Due to publish in March 2019, Threads is described as "a powerful collection, navigating issues of racism, gender, and the sustaining and restorative bonds between women".
It follows the first publication of Jassat’s work in Nasty Women, an anthology on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century that published on International Women’s Day 2017. She has also published a poetry pamphlet, Still, with some poems from this featuring as part of the full collection in 2019.
Jassat has won awards including the British Council’s open call for new writing from the UK and Turkey with her story "Jacaranda", the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for fiction in 2018, and was named in the Young Women’s Movement 30 Under 30 2017. Her poem "Hopscotch" was made into a film by filmmaker Roxana Vilk, premiering at Women of the Lens Film Festival. She also delivers feminist creative writing workshops.