Born Fighter (Paperback)
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Born Fighter (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 29/04/2021
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In a thoroughly inspiring tale of overcoming all odds, Muay Thai kickboxing champion and captain of the British team, Ruqsana Begum shares her incredible journey to stardom.

Winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year 2021

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2020

Ruqsana Begum's account of how she rose to become a Muay Thai world champion is only a small part of why her story is such an inspirational one for anyone who has ever followed their dream.

Ever since she went to school in Bethnal Green, part of a large local Bangladeshi community, Ruqsana Begum stood apart from her friends because she was so keen on sport. At home, she wore the clothes her mother wanted her to wear and behaved like a dutiful Muslim daughter, but at heart she wanted something different. And when she went to college and saw an advert for a Muay Thai club, she knew what that would be. But she also knew that her parents would never allow her to fight - even if they could have afforded the costs. So she fought in secret, and soon discovered that she was a natural. But when her parents arranged her marriage, her new world collapsed and she found herself unable to cope, until she broke free again, and worked her way to the top.

Ruqsana's story is a tale of empowerment that will inspire anyone who has ever had to battle against the odds and against all the opposition to achieve their goal.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471185175
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm

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“Born fighter”

Best book I’ve read this year, absolutely amazing and can’t believe I’ve read it in less then a week.

Paperback edition
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“Absolutely mind blowing inspirational”

I was thrilled to read such a amazing capivating story I can picture it in my head and the story put me in so many emotions all of tears, happiness, joy, laughters and the overwhelming feelings of determination,... More

Paperback edition
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“A great portrayal of the struggles and successes of a British born Muslim woman”

A heart-warming autobiography which takes you on a journey from the very first page. It also provides great insight into life as a British born Muslim female, who not only has to fight in the ring but against many... More

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