The British pride themselves on being tolerant, but often refuse to accept the rich cultural diversity within its green and pleasant lands.
Against a backdrop of racism and fear of outsiders, how does a 15-year-old girl from a small village in the heart of England know she wants to become a Muslim – and then convert (or revert, as it’s known) to one of the most hated religions in the West?
What is it like to be pulled over by the police on a regular basis because they think your husband is your drug dealer or your pimp?
Just how deep does racial hatred and Islamophobia run within British society? Especially when events such as 9/11 and the 7/7 London bombings take place?
And what was it like living as a white, English Muslim who understands the religion of Islaam deeper than many of the Arabs she lives amongst in Egypt?
Is sailing along the Nile and visiting the pyramids on a weekly basis something from story books or a reality – even in the most turbulent of times?
Why did Dawn become known as ‘the voice of the Egyptian people’ when her second book, Walaahi, hit the shelves?
Is your life really under threat when you choose to walk away from Islaam, or is that just a story made up to keep Muslims living in fear – a way to keep non-Muslims comfortable with their Islamophobia?
Here in this compelling duology, Dawn Bates shares a unique insight into what it means to be a ‘Posh Paki’ and a ‘traitor’ to those who knew her, her ethnicity, nation and faith.