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‘Original, clever, insightful and packs a hell of a feminist punch. I loved it’ Joanne Harris

‘Brilliantly insightful, witty, smart. A revelation and a revolution all in one’ Kasim Ali

‘Powerful and profound’ Daisy Buchanan


With words come power. But do you speak out or shut up?

Everywhere Sara Javed goes – online or outside – everyone is shouting about something. Couldn’t they all just shut up? One day she takes her own advice.

At first people don’t understand her silence and are politely confused at best. But the last thing Sara could anticipate is becoming the figurehead of a global movement that splits society in two.

The Silent Movement sparks outrage in its opposers. Global structures start to shift. And the lives of those closest to Sara – as well as strangers inspired by her act – begin to unravel.

It’s time for the world to reconsider what it means to have a voice.

A sharply observed novel, charged with compassion and dark wit, that will spark important conversations about how we live, relate and communicate now.

‘Dazzling, clever and mind-blowingly… This isn’t just a book, it’s a world-changing conversation’ Lucy Vine

‘Malik makes us care with wry humour and bite’ Helen Lederer

‘Breathtakingly original… a searing examination of the modern world and its sensibilities’ Imran Mahmood

‘An explosive work of art, bold and brilliant’ Sairish Hussain

‘A book for, and of, the now’ Vaseem Khan

‘I loved this book, with its subtle satire and memorable characters’ Louis de Bernières

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