Nahida is an award winning author and climber.
Tanzanian writer Nahida Esmail discovered her love for mountains and the outdoors right in her own backyard: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Her other climbs include Mount Sinai, Mount Fuji, Mount Toubkal, and most recently, Everest Base Camp. She also attempted the Himalayan Island Peak, but stopped just short of the summit at 5700 meters.
She's written several books of fiction for young adults based on climbing, including Aiming for the Summit, which won the coveted BURT award for fiction in Africa in 2017.
Besides publishing books for young adults, Nahida also writes for various publications on the African continent and participates in cycling and climbing events worldwide. An athlete, she aims to inspire women and youth to achieve their dreams, whether they aim for a difficult climb or publishing a short story.
Opportunities to see Nahida Esmail
A lively discussion lead by Panorama editor Amy GiGi Alexander, taking in the imaginary mountains and experiences of an eminent panel including Helen Mort; BT Judge and renowned poet, Nahida Esmail; Tanzanian writer of mountain fiction and Ed Douglas, Guardian journalist and 2017 BT...