Manjeet Mann - Author

About the Author

Manjeet is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and director. She is the founder of Run The World - an organization that works with women and girls from marginalized backgrounds and helps to empower them through sport and storytelling. She lives in Kent.

Featured books by Manjeet Mann

The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Manjeet Mann Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A trailblazing new novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds; The Crossing is a profound story of hope, grief, and the very real tragedies of the refugee crisis. Natalie's world is falling apart. She's just lost her mum and her brother marches the streets of Dover full of hate and anger. Swimming is her only refuge. Sammy has fled his home and family in Eritrea for the chance of a new life in Europe. Every step he takes on his journey is a step into an unknown and unwelcoming future. A twist of fate brings them together and gives them both hope. But is hope enough to mend a broken world?

Run, Rebel

Run, Rebel

Author: Manjeet Mann Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2020

This debut novel was inspired by the author’s work creating Run the World, an organisation that empowers women and girls from marginalised backgrounds through sport and storytelling and the authenticity of this, at times harrowing story, is palpably evident. As is the skill of the accomplished writing which makes great use of typography and layout to really make every word count. This speeds the reader through the narrative, but it also cuts deep to reveal the emotions experienced by our narrator. Amber Rai is only ‘truly alive’ when running and shows great potential. But her alcoholic, abusive, misogynistic father refuses to allow her on the track. She has seen her older sister Ruby denied university and married off against her will and her downtrodden, abused mother is literally powerless to help, trapped as much by illiteracy and lack of English as the violence of her equally illiterate, unemployed husband. Amber has friends and teachers who believe in her, but she cannot explain what really goes on at home. She is a complex and believable character with very real flaws that she painfully recognises: ‘inflicting pain on others/halves your own hurt’.  But the story is cleverly structured on The Anatomy of a Revolution and inspired by her reading about revolutions for history, Amber, Ruby and her mother gradually empower each other to take small steps to freedom. This is an important, rewarding, highly empathetic read which, despite the dark subject matter, offers hope but no simplistic solutions.

Other books by Manjeet Mann

Small's Big Dream

Small's Big Dream

Author: Manjeet Mann Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2022

A beautifully lyrical and empowering picture book about the importance of dreaming big, from award-winning author Manjeet Mann and the exceptionally talented debut illustrator, Amanda Quartey. Small lived in a small house. She had a small room with a small window and at night she slept in a small bed with a too small blanket. Despite being small, Small had BIG dreams. In Small's world, everything is small - her shoes, her bed, everything. But her dreams are big. And Small discovers that when you dream big, anything - and everything - can happen. From the author of the critically acclaimed and Carnegie-shortlisted Run, Rebel, Manjeet Mann comes her first picture book with exciting debut illustrator Amanda Quartey. From the author of Run Rebel and The Crossing.

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