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The Relentless Rebel duology

By Dawn Bates

The Relentless Rebel duologyThe 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, breaking generational patterns of limiting beliefs and scarcity, laced with a fear of outsiders, how does a 15-year-old girl from a small farming 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 because he is an Arab and drives a Mercedes?

Or to be the first member of the family to move away, build a business and challenge everything you’ve ever been raised to believe about the world we live in?

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?

Being the token ethnic in the world of business, appearing on Channel 4 in a reality TV show, as well as building a public profile on local, national and international radio, whilst speaking on political, educational and business stages, Dawn has challenged social stereotypes on many levels.

Discover how she handled all of the above, and what was it like living as a white, English Muslim who understands the religion of Islam deeper than many of the Arabs she lives amongst in Egypt.

Join her and her sons as she escapes the corrupt education system in Cairo, whilst taking time to sail along the Nile and visit the pyramids on a weekly basis, as well as the most turbulent of times in modern Egyptian history.

You’ll understand why Dawn became known as ‘the voice of the Egyptian people’ when her second book, Walaahi, hit the shelves, if your life really is under threat when you choose to walk away from Islam. Is it just a story made up to keep Muslims living in fear – a way to keep non-Muslims comfortable with their Islamophobia? Or a media narrative to keep non-Muslims in ignorance of the most feared religion in the world?

Here in this compelling duology, Dawn Bates shares a unique insight into what it means to be ‘the first’ in her family in many areas of life, an accidental author, a ‘Posh Paki’, not to mention a ‘traitor’ to those who knew her, her ethnicity, nation and faith.

What lessons and insights are you going to take away from this ground breaking duology?

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Friday Bridge

By Dawn Bates


Think you know someone? Then think again.

This book blows social stereotypes out of the window and makes you stop and analyse what you think you know about the world we live in. From racism, raving and religion, breaking generational patterns of limiting beliefs, embracing entrepreneurship and global exploration, female leadership and being in the mainstream media, it’s all in here.

This book about self-discovery, inner strength and never giving up, and will motivate you into believing in yourself like never before.


By Dawn Bates

WALAAHI (duology)

As the world watched the events of the Egyptian Uprising unfold on their TV screens, Dawn and her family lived through it. This is her account of what it was like living and working in Egypt during this incredible historic moment. An honest and frank account about the hardships, the fear and the joys of living in Egypt during this turbulent time. Dawn talks with a refreshing and engaging voice as she describes the Egypt she’s loved for 20 years and the pain of seeing Egypt and the people of Egypt destroyed before her very eyes.

For the first time in history the Egyptians rose up together to overthrow their President, Hosni Mubarak. The world watched as those living in Egypt experienced a complete communications black out, violent and bloody protests, police and army brutality, 7pm curfews, and the end of Mohammed Morsi’s presidency by a blood thirsty military coup, giving way to the now President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.