Latest updates

Girl With A Gun - a year since launch!

Friday, 14 May 2021

It's been a year since Girl With A Gun was published and what a year! The day after our launch event at Waterstones Islington the world went into lockdown. We had some fantastic media coverage in the months after launch, such as these interviews with Diana in the i, Kurdistan24, and on BBC 4's Woman's Hour.  But understandably, a programme of speaking events we had planned last year, including…

Books on the way and launch event at Waterstones

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Hello everyone, 

Diana and I are really excited that your books are on the way and you will be able to read Girl With A Gun very soon. Thanks once again for all of your support.

For those with e-books you may already have them - check your emails for the download links. For anyone receiving hard backs, it would be wonderful if you could send us a message with a pic of your book on Twitter tagging…

Cover reveal and closing supporter list

Friday, 1 November 2019

Diana and I are hugely excited to share with you our cover design by the brilliant Mecob.

Furthernore, we wanted to let you know that the supporters' list closes this Sunday at midnight. This is the final chance for anyone to get their names in the back of the book - so if you know of anyone who would like to be a supporter of Girl With A Gun do spread the word

We have completed our structral…

Girl With A Gun is 96% funded. Can you help us to the finish line?

Friday, 8 June 2018

Fantastic news - we are at 96% funded. A huge thanks to our recent pledgers and even bigger thanks to our very first supporters who pledged a year ago now and must be wondering when they will ever get this book! We are planning to submit our manuscript to Unbound at the end of August with publication earmarked for next year.

So help us get to fully funded so we can make this happen. Please…

An extract from Girl With A Gun and new pledge levels added

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Now that we are at 82% funded (thank you so much for all of your support!) Diana and I are gearing up our writing. We have also added a number of pledge levels to help to get us to 100% funded, including five limited edition prints of this incredible photo above which shows Diana, in the centre, with a group of Peshmerga. 

As a thank you for your support here is an extract from Girl With A…

Festive Greetings and we're almost 80% funded

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Diana with her younger sister in Kurdistan, Iran in the late 1960s.

Girl With A Gun is currently 79% funded which is excellent news. If you can help us edge over 80% by telling your friends about the book, upgrading your pledge or by getting an alternative Christmas present for someone by pledging on their behalf that would be wonderful. 

Now that we are so much closer to being fully…

Girl With A Gun - We are 70% funded

Friday, 3 November 2017

Today, we're sharing this beautiful photograph of Diana in Kurdistan, Iran, along with the news that we are 70% funded! Unbound tell us that all of their books that have hit 70% have gone on to fund completely so this is a huge milestone and really exciting. Please do help us to keep up the momentum by telling your friends, family and colleagues about Girl With A Gun and encouraging them to pledge…

Upcoming Funzing Events and 40% funded

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Dear Girl With A Gun supporters,

We have a number of Girl With A Gun events that we'd love you to attend. The first one is on Wednesday, October 11, on Battersea Barge, South London. I will be interviewing Diana about her life as a woman on the frontline in Iran and Iraq and how she set up her charity IKWRO in London to campaign against honour-based violence. You can get tickets at this Funzing…

Girl With A Gun on Sky News, one third funded and Funzing!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Diana Nammi has made an appearance on Sky News breakfast show Sunrise where she talked about her life as a peshmerga and our book Girl With A Gun. You can see the video of the interview here. 

We've also been busy with a Funzing event - these are after work talks in London. Our event at vegan pub The Haunt in Stoke Newington completely sold out and we had an excellent audience who asked some thought…

One quarter funded, Sisterhood magazine interview and a pledge party!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

We have made it to one quarter funded which is excellent news. We are well on our way. Thank you to those who are among our first supporters. Getting from 25% to 50% can be one of the most difficult parts of crowdfinding as many people will not fund a project until it gets to the half way mark so it is vital to build momentum at this stage and not stall the campaign. You are now our key cheerleaders…

Thank you - almost 100 supporters for Girl With A Gun

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Dear crowdfunders,

Firstly, a huge thank you for buying a pre-order copy of our book. We are at 98 supporters in just over a month and at 18% of our target funding level. We cannot do this without your support so do please spread the word about our book among your friends and family and anyone you think might be interested in Girl With A Gun, the story of Diana's early years, the Iranian Revolution…

Publication date: March 2020
104% funded
412 backers