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My Long Goodbye

Rizwan Ahmed’s short film, The Long Goodbye, got me thinking about my own ‘long goodbye.’ I feel as if I’ve been losing bits of my heritage, willingly and unwillingly, over the last few decades. The journey is bitter sweet, it is empowering but also heartbreaking. As a child of two worlds, at times, it feels …


Saima Mir is an award-winning journalist and writer. She has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, and worked for the BBC.

Her work appeared in the anthology, It’s Not About the Burqa in 2019, and The Best Most Awful Job in 2020. Her novel The Khan is being published by Point Blank and is due on in January 2021. The Khan has been optioned by BBC Studios.

Saima is a recipient of The Commonwealth Broadcast Association World View Award, and The K Blundell Trust Award. Saima’s work has been longlisted for The SI Leeds Literary Prize, and The Bath Novel Award.

Her screenplay Ruby & Matt has been optioned by Rendition Films.