‘It was my mother who dragged me to my first writing group. I was 17, and very against the idea; the Royal Court Young Writers’ Group, as it was known then, was just off Ladbroke Grove, and we’d meet every week.’
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‘I write because I can make a world in my head come alive on the stage or screen.’
Rukhsana Ahmad speaks with John Siddique about her peripatetic childhood in Pakistan, how her concern for other people motivates her to keep writing across years and genres, and how she’s avoided the constraints of the ‘post-colonial’.
‘Having always been isolated I created imaginative worlds of my own, and I do so still. Oh dear! It all goes back to childhood then?’