'Are you mad?' Zahra shouted, rushing forward to try to grab the container from her friend. But it was no good. Hannah seemed to possess some super human strength as she pushed Zahra back forcefully with one hand, heaved the container up to chest level, and then emptied the millions of white grains into the mian dish of the dinner party.
Zahra has been sent to an Islamic boarding school and she is not happy. She is desperate to return home and will do whatever it takes to get her way.
View an interview with Sufiya about 'Zahra's First Term at the Khadija Academy' which was shortlisted at the Muslim Writers Awards 2008.