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THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE HILARIOUS ROMANTIC COMEDY SOFIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED

‘The perfect balance of romance and humourINDEPENDENT

Fun, fresh and funnyMHAIRI MCFARLANE

‘A smart romcom . . . Huge funJENNY COLGAN

Sofia Khan is going about everything the wrong way.
At least, that’s what her mother, Mehnaz, thinks. Sofia is twice-divorced, homeless and – worst of all – refusing to give up on a fostered baby girl. Sofia’s just not behaving like a normal woman should.

Sofia doesn’t see it like that. She’s planning to adopt Millie, and she’s sure it’ll be worth it. (Even if it means she and Millie have to stay at Mehnaz’s place for a while.) And as Sofia finally begins to live the life she’s chosen, she finds both romance and happiness start to blossom.

But then someone comes back from the past – and not even Sofia’s own past. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice. To do what’s best for those she loves, Sofia might have to break her own heart. And she might find herself needing the last person she expected . . .

** The anticipation is already building for Ayisha Malik’s fiercely original and bold new book, THE MOVEMENT, coming spring 2022 **

Reviews

Rather like a contemporary Barbara Pym [Malik] redraws the boundaries of what stories about British Muslims might look like. . . it touches our capacity for human sympathy and connection in important ways
THE TIMES
Wise and warm-hearted
SUNDAY TIMES
Feisty, funny and relatable, it's the feminist comedy you've been waiting for
ELLE
A courageous, revealing, fiendishly funny and important book. Genuinely ground-breaking
Vaseem Khan
I adored this. A gorgeous, funny, smart uplifting story about seeking unity during times of division. Wish I could prescribe it to the country
Daisy Buchanan
Praise for SOFIA KHAN IS NOT OBLIGED:
"A light-hearted book crammed with witty humour... It's an entertaining debut with laugh-out-loud moments - a contemporary love story you won't want to miss!"
Candis Magazine
"Fans of Bridget Jones certainly won't be disappointed, since Malik achieves the perfect balance of romance and humour"
Independent
"Move over Bridget Jones - there's a new heroine charting her romantic disasters- this time minus the Chardonnay... refreshing and funny"
Sunday Mirror
"Best of the New Books... For fans of Bridget Jones's Diary"
Grazia
"Must-read... Liven up your daily commute or boost your bedtime routine with [this] page-turner"
Marie Claire
"Most refreshing of all, Sofia doesn't need to undergo some sort of wild identity crisis before she gets her happy ending... [a] sharp, funny but ultimately very normal portrayal of life as a British Muslim"
The National
Part of "a new wave of female-focussed fiction... Bridget Jones-esque"
Stylist