Luton role model on her journey from victim to Queen’s Award winner

Luton's Naz Knight who has written an autobiographical novel and an anthology of poetry

Luton's Naz Knight who has written an autobiographical novel and an anthology of poetry

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Butterfly drinks crocodile tears – that is the catchy title of a poetry book with a purpose.

It’s an anthology written by victim turned Queen’s Award winner Naz Knight and it’s aimed at inspiring self-improvement and motivation in the reader.

It will be launched at Luton Central Library on Saturday, April 1, alongside her autobiographical novel Darkness Makes Sense in the Light, which is the story behind the poetry featured in the anthology.

Luton-born Naz sees the book more as a journey of self-discovery rather than a survivor’s story and says she refuses to be defined by her own experience of domestic abuse.

She founded AVS (Abuse Victim Support) and started a social enterprise in 2001 which became award-winning Nine Red Presents.

The group runs community projects providing various skills as well as counselling.