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Amirah Mohiddin

Languages and Literature, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

Hybridity, Islamic Feminism and Fantasy: Constructing a counter-memory of the stereotypical Arab female in Arabic fantasy literature

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature


Published short stories

'I'll Show you a Villain' - Little Book of Fairy Tales, Dancing Bear Books, 2019 (November 2019)

'The Next Dawn' - Litro Magazine 2019 (April 2019)

'Alraqs' - Post-mortem Press 2019 (February 2019)

'Alraqs' - The New Luciad 2018 (June 2018)

'Silence' - The New Luciad 2018 (June 2018)

'Ruhi' - Litro Magazine 2017 (October 2017)


Registrar for The Hidden in Performance, Virtual and Literary Culture 2021

Creative Showcase- Reading The Storyteller at The Research Festival

Conference paper delivered at Books in the Closet: Suppression, Censorship and the Book - In demand by fools and lowly ignoramuses': Arabic popular epics and Young Adult fiction.

Public Engagement & Impact

Tutor for The Brilliant Club's 'The Scholar's Programme' 

  • Designed university-based module inspired by my research and adapted it to KS4 level
  • Undertook training with The Brilliant Club
  • Delivered self-designed module on several placements including Moseley Secondary and Sixth Form, The Rawlett School, St Martin's Primary School, John Taylor Free School, Granville Academy, Race Leys Junior School.
  • 80% of students received a 1st or 2:1 in Spring term 2023 with 39% of those receiving a 1st. 

Masterclass with the University of Leicester - Claiming Our Unconscious and Re-remembering Our Stolen History, with Amirah Mohiddin

MA dissertation novel The Fallen Warriors currently submitted to editors at Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Hachette by Agent Leah Pierre from Ladderbird Agency.

Other Research Interests

  • Decolonising Creative Writing 
  • Arabic epic literature
  • Female identity
  • 19th century fallen woman and the angel
  • Oral storytelling traditions
  • Novel form
  • Fantasy literature
  • Contemporary literature- from children's fiction, YA, to adult fiction


Angela Carter

Feminist studies association



Bath Children's Novel Award - Longlisted