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Wahida Shaffi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424105

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.001.0001

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Nasreen Choudhury

Nasreen Choudhury

From Sylhet to Ilkley

Chapter:
(p.33) Nasreen Choudhury
Source:
Our stories, our lives
Author(s):
Wahida Shaffi
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0004

This chapter explains the story of Nasreen Choudhury. There are lots of Sylheti people who live in England. In 1973, Nasreen's husband opened a restaurant in Ilkley. He started a restaurant business because he had an accident in a factory and lost his hand. Ilkley is a tourist town, so people come from all over the world. Everything was going so well – they had a home and a business, the children were good – but then Nasreen's husband passed away, in 1984, and she was left with the children. Then, the struggle began. Nasreen had to run the business all by herself.

Keywords:   Nasreen Choudhury, Sylheti, Ilkley, Muslims, America, restaurant

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