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Finding My Voice

Narrated by: Nadiya Hussain
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Summary

Funny, heart-wrenching, generous, and true, in Finding My Voice, Nadiya Hussain, shares the unforgettable memories and experiences that have made her the woman she is today.

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I am writing this for everyone who was told no. 'No, you are not rich enough. No, that is not credible. No, you can't. No, you won't. No, you are not allowed. No, that is not appropriate.'

I was told, 'No, you do not belong.'

Finally, I am saying, 'Yes, I do.'

From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a 'normal' path. But life kept telling her 'you can't'. 

And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream....

In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya, lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell.

©2019 Nadiya Hussain (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"A revelatory honest read.... She writes with clear-eyed insight.... There's no doubt that the book will make an impact and enable young girls to question the boxes society places them in and to dream bigger than the previous generation thought possible." (YOU Magazine)

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A breath of fresh air

Nadiya Hussain is a writer. No doubt. What an interesting story. No bake off. No celebrity stories. It’s about who she is. Her determined character, curiosity and resilience shine through. I love her directness and honesty. I would highly recommend.

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Incredible story which touched my heart

Thank you Nadiya for your raw honesty about your life. You spoke for many women in this book and took me to so many places in my memories that are similar to yours. I pray for you and your family and I hope you write more books. I would love a Bangladeshi cookery book from you with you mothers recipes too. Allah bless you.

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Loved it!

I just loved this. It was sad, funny and inspiring. I loved getting to know nadiya. She's entertaing , smart and swears like a sailor!!

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Beautifully written and beautifully read

Beautifully written biography by Nadiya Hussain, so honest throughout and ever so beautifully read, highly recommend!

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a voice to be heard

Nadiya has a unique way of sharing parts of her story, she is great with words and I could listen to her voice all day long, Ive never finished an audiobook so fast, she’s an advocate for many and I admire her resilience and courage

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Throughly enjoyed listening to the bock. Made me feel like I was there with Nadia.

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Such an inspiring book!

Amazing book. Really cleverly written and thus easy to follow. Nadiya touches on some difficult topics but does this with beautifully written words. I didnt follow Nadiya's journey on bake off but when I saw her documentary on her mental health struggles I thought i'd try her book, I'm not disappointed. I feel this book is needed to show fellow Indian women that we have a voice and that it can be heard. Our life experiences make us stronger individuals and we should wear each obstacle as a badge to symbolise us overcoming them. I have recommended this book to all of my friends and family and will re-listen whenever I need that boost. Love it!

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Really really good, you must listen

What a lovely and interesting person, an inspiration and a well written book. I really enjoyed listening to this book and feel much better from nadiya's words. I recommend all to read/ listen to this

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Funny, earthy, real, loved it

I recommend this book to all women, Nadiya’s book anyone woman can relate to. She talks of little snippets of her past, trials and tribulations. Her experience, at some point every woman has experienced and gone through at least once. The message is that we are strong women, everything we’ve been through, we’re still standing!! We have a voice and we need to use it!! Wonderfully written, real, warm, sad, funny and uplifting. I loved it

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enjoyable easy listen.

Loved Nadia's book she is so down to earth and a hard worker and inspirational.

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  • 01-11-19

I wanted so much more

Nadiyah, loved you reading me your story, your rich deep and beautiful story that depicted a life lived round the corner of so many of us that we were blind to. You are brave, funny, kind and fierce! Your a beautiful Muslim female role model, and I adore your cooking ...... write more! And do it quickly! So haven’t had my fill of your words, stories or humor! الله يوفقك حبيبتي!!!!