East to West – the story of Shfaat Hussain

This is the story of Shfaat Hussain, who lives in North London. Hussain, now 59 years old, came to Britain from Rawalpindi in Pakistan as a child. He talks about growing up in London and the many different jobs he had as a young man, often working in two jobs at once and having to find time to study in between, a familiar narrative among his generation of British Pakistanis. He has now started his own shoe business, Mirza UK, a major supplier of shoes to Britain’s high street retailers.

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