As part of Bradford Literature Festival


Crime, justice and family mix with explosive consequences in Bradford-born author Saima Mir’s brilliant, gritty debut novel, which has been described as addictive. Jia Khan is a successful lawyer whose cushy London life feels worlds away from her childhood spent on the troubled northern streets. Back then, it was her father who laid down the law as the leader of the local organised crime syndicate, with his archaic and often-bloody Jirga rule used to dish out justice.


However, when her Dad is suddenly murdered, Jia finds herself yanked back into the family business where ruthless power struggles, warring communities and street violence are all-too common.


Join us as Mir discusses The Khan with fellow author Ayisha Malik.