Now that I have introduced you guys to what my novel is about, I thought I’d introduce you and tell you more about the main character: Yasmin.
Character profile: Yasmin
Name: Yasmin Berkani
Nicknames: Yas, most commonly but a few select people call her Mina
Nationality: British/ Algerian. Yasmin’s parents moved to Britain from Algeria before she was born.
Place of birth: Enfield, London. Yasmin’s parents initially settled in London and then moved to Luton when Yasmin was 2 years old.
Currently living: Luton
Qualifications: 2:1 BSc Hons psychology degree
Siblings: one older sister named Sara
Best friend: Halima, whom she met on her course at university
Current Occupation: support worker on a mental health ward
Dream Job: Islamic counsellor
Languages spoken: English, Algerian Arabic, Classical Arabic, some French
Favourite colour: dark green
Favourite flowers: tulips
Favourite surah of the Quran: Al-Insan
Favourite drink: Latte
Favourite meal: an Algerian dish called Reshta; consists of noodles, chicken and sauce
Favourite book: A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Favourite season: spring
Sense of humour: sarcastic
Hobbies include: reading, studying Qur’an and Hadith, drawing, doodling, walking.
Favourite animal: Fox
Favourite place: Cherchell, a place in Algeria where Yasmin and her family would regularly (most summers) go to visit family.
I hope you enjoyed reading about Yasmin. What do you think of her from this? If there’s anything else you would like to know about her, I may or may not be able to divulge this… but ask in the comments and we shall see.