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Yousra Imran is half-English and half-Egyptian and grew up between London and the Arabian Peninsula. She holds a BA Hons in International Relations and is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She was the fitness and wellbeing columnist for Grazia Arabia in 2016 and 2017 as well as a regular guest chat show host on QBS Radio in Qatar.

HIJAB AND RED LIPSTICK is her debut novel and was featured in Vogue Arabia.


Yousra currently works and resides in West Yorkshire where she works in marketing and events in the education sector. She has been writing professionally for over 10 years, with articles being published in a number of printed and online publications in the Middle East and UK. A women's rights advocate, Yousra identifies as Muslim and feminist, and is passionate about human rights and gender justice in the Middle East. Her hobbies include reading, writing and long walks in nature. 

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Hijab and Red Lipstick 
November 5th 2020

Longlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2021
Top 3 Amazon bestseller for Islamic Fiction for Young Adults
Number 6 in Teen/YA Physcial & Emotional Abuse Fiction
Top 50 Teen & Young Adult eBooks
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