It gives me an immense pleasure to reveal the cover of this promising book on my blog. Thank You Pan Macmillan India for this opportunity.
Pan Macmillan India is thrilled to announce the publication of acid-attack survivor Reshma Qureshi’s inspiring, unforgettable memoir, BEING RESHMA, in winter 2018.
About the Book:
On 19 May 2014, as seventeen-year-old Reshma Qureshi left home for the examination centre, everything happened in a flash. The men rushed towards her. Grabbed her. Tugged at her hair. Poured acid on her face. Soon she started to burn like a living corpse. The acid ate through her skin and aimed for her bones, but it could not quell the fire in her heart.
It lifted Reshma from tragedy and suffering and propelled her to New York, where she made global headlines by becoming the first acid-attack survivor to walk the runway at the New York Fashion Week. Now an international anti-acid-sale activist, vlogger, model, and the face of Make Love Not Scars, Reshma works tirelessly towards empowering other acid-attack survivors like herself and has become a beacon of hope for millions.
Inspiring and life-affirming, Being Reshma is the extraordinary story of a young girl from the slums of Mumbai, who overcame insurmountable odds in an unjust world and dared to change it.
‘I have waited a long time to share my story with the world, and it is finally happening! Thank you to my co-writer Tania Singh, and thanks to Pan Macmillan India, for letting me tell it from the heart. My great wish is that it lends courage to those like myself, and to all my readers and well-wishers.’
– RESHMA QURESHI
About the Author
Reshma Qureshi is an Indian model, vlogger and anti-acid-sale activist. She is the face of Make Love Not Scars, an NGO that works towards rehabilitating and empowering acid-attack survivors.
Tania Singh is the CEO of Make Love Not Scars. She lives in New Delhi.