ABDA KHAN Writer ~ Speaker
Abda Khan was born in inner city Bradford, England, in 1969. She was the seventh of eight children to Pakistani immigrant parents who moved to the UK in the 1960's.
Abda was the first child in her family to sit ‘A’ level examinations, and go on to higher education. She studied law in Manchester and qualified as a Solicitor in 1994.
She now lives in Solihull in the West Midlands.
Abda mainly writes fiction, and as well as novels, she writes short stories, poems, and guest writes for various publications. She also runs creative writing workshops.
In addition, Abda undertakes voluntary work; as a Mentor, as a Trustee with Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid , and she is also a Women of the Future Ambassador.
Abda is passionate about women's rights, and many social issues, especially 'honour' based violence, forced marriage, modern day slavery and human trafficking.
Abda strives to bring awareness to the issues she writes and cares about, and works to empower others, as a speaker engaging with schools, youth groups, charities, women’s organisations, community groups, prisons and community radio and television.
Abda has received recognition for her work; a True Honour Award from IKWRO in 2017, and she was Highly Commended as a Finalist in the Nat West Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017 in the Arts & Culture category.
Abda was named the 'Your Saheli Inspirational Woman of the Year ' 2018.
Most recently Abda was awarded the Noor Inayat Khan Woman of the Year Award at the British Muslim Awards 2019
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