RHLSTP | Richard Herring

Tez Ilyas

19 January 2024

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The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4

Richard is in Chorley for another live book club with stand up and actor Tez Ilyas. They talk about why Tez wanted to write about his childhood, why he selected the diary format even though he needed to recreate the entries retrospectively, being chased by a farmer with a shot gun, pretending his friend had broken his neck and how the book will resonate with most people's experience of adolescent concerns, but with added layers of religious and cultural differences, racism and a bad relationship with a step father. They also talk about Tez's stand up special The Tez Talks and the Tez O Clock show and his upcoming tour.

Buy the book here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Diary-British-Muslim-Aged/dp/B08K3MKT11/