Sufiya is the author of the Zahra series which follows the adventures of a young British Muslim girl. Sufiya’s published novels include ‘Zahra’s First Term at the Khadija Academy’ and ‘Zahra’s Great Debate’, the former of which was shortlisted in the Best Published Book Category at the 2008 Muslim Writers Awards in the UK. Her new book, ‘Zahra’s Trip to Misr’ was released in 2011. Sufiya’s new book ‘Secrets of the Henna Girl’ will be published in March 2012 by Puffin Books.
Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation to encourage teenagers from deprived and diverse backgrounds to visit the Houses of Parliament and learn more about the democratic process. She delivers her own creative writing workshops in schools.