Sofia Khan is Not Obliged: A heartwarming romantic comedy

Author:   Ayisha Malik
Publisher:   twenty7
ISBN:  

9781785770036


Pages:   480
Publication Date:   14 January 2016
Format:   Paperback
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The Muslim Bridget Jones - 'Snort-Diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny . . . will resonate with any woman who's looking for love' Sarra Manning, author of It Felt Like a Kiss Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isn't looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . .

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Author:   Ayisha Malik
Publisher:   twenty7
Imprint:   twenty7
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.350kg
ISBN:  

9781785770036


ISBN 10:   1785770039
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   14 January 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Ayisha Malik has spoiled me for eternity with this book ...Never in my life has a character touched me as much as Sofia Khan. Books & Other Distractions Made me laugh out loud ... Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is a contemporary, witty and refreshing women's fiction novel which I thoroughly enjoyed! A Spoonful of Happy Endings


Ayisha Malik has spoiled me for eternity with this book ...Never in my life has a character touched me as much as Sofia Khan. Books & Other Distractions Made me laugh out loud ... Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is a contemporary, witty and refreshing women's fiction novel which I thoroughly enjoyed! A Spoonful of Happy Endings A brilliant first novel ... in some ways I enjoyed this book even more than Bridget Jones. The Book World of Anne Sofia Khan is NOT Obliged is the new (I dare to say it, better) Bridget Jones. It's intelligent, very funny, sharp, heart-breaking, witty, superbly plotted, realistic, and a feminist love story without gush. It will remind white readers who don't have Muslim friends of Bend it Like Beckham, and it is simply a joy to read. It's also damn well written. katemacdonald.net The book is actually HILARIOUS and I mean hilarious; I had to stop reading it in public because i was laughing at every page and everybody eyeing you awkwardly gets...well...awkward ... a funny, honest portrayal of one woman's journey through some of the hardest and happiest times, featuring a great band of diverse characters full of like and lessons. It was so refreshing to have a humorous take on the customs of this culture without an apologetic voice attached. The Chronicles of Radiya It's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's heart-warming and it has a protagonist who's determined to live life and write her book her way. The Writes of Woman Sofia Khan is Not Obliged was a welcome change. It offered a cheeky, intelligent, fallible heroine who, although I may not share her faith or culture, I could identify with more easily than most of the other protagonists in the genre. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down - it's the only thing I've read this year that kept me up past midnight. The Captive Reader Fun, fresh and funny Mhairi McFarlane


Ayisha Malik has spoiled me for eternity with this book ...Never in my life has a character touched me as much as Sofia Khan. Books & Other Distractions Made me laugh out loud ... Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is a contemporary, witty and refreshing women's fiction novel which I thoroughly enjoyed! A Spoonful of Happy Endings A brilliant first novel ... in some ways I enjoyed this book even more than Bridget Jones. The Book World of Anne Sofia Khan is NOT Obliged is the new (I dare to say it, better) Bridget Jones. It's intelligent, very funny, sharp, heart-breaking, witty, superbly plotted, realistic, and a feminist love story without gush. It will remind white readers who don't have Muslim friends of Bend it Like Beckham, and it is simply a joy to read. It's also damn well written. katemacdonald.net The book is actually HILARIOUS and I mean hilarious; I had to stop reading it in public because i was laughing at every page and everybody eyeing you awkwardly gets...well...awkward ... a funny, honest portrayal of one woman's journey through some of the hardest and happiest times, featuring a great band of diverse characters full of like and lessons. It was so refreshing to have a humorous take on the customs of this culture without an apologetic voice attached. The Chronicles of Radiya It's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's heart-warming and it has a protagonist who's determined to live life and write her book her way. The Writes of Woman Sofia Khan is Not Obliged was a welcome change. It offered a cheeky, intelligent, fallible heroine who, although I may not share her faith or culture, I could identify with more easily than most of the other protagonists in the genre. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down - it's the only thing I've read this year that kept me up past midnight. The Captive Reader Fun, fresh and funny Mhairi McFarlane This is better than Bridget Jones! It deals with such complex issues but at the same time is so funny! (...) This is bloody hilarious and it is one of the most special and brilliant books I read this year -- Just Kiss My Frog youtube.com This is a must read and I do not say that lightly and therefore, you are most definitely, obliged. XXY Magazine This fictional diary of the dating travails of one righteous romantic is snort-diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny and will resonate with any woman who's looking for love Red Magazine 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 Laugh-out-loud-funny from the off, this witty, unapologetic, honest, fun and feisty tale fully deserves the buzz it's getting. We can't wait for the inevitable film to follow Heat Magazine Fans of Bridget Jones certainly won't be disappointed, since Malik achieves the perfect balance of romance and humour The Independent Move over Bridget Jones - there's a new heroine charting her romantic disasters- this time minus the Chardonnay... refreshing and funny Sunday Mirror 'highly talented Ayisha Malik, author of the funny and sparky Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged, a smart and acerbic romcom about a young woman writing a book on Muslim dating...read Ayisha Malik's book: it's huge fun.' The Guardian Feisty, funny and relatable it's the feminist romantic comedy you've been waiting for Elle Magazine 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 A courageous, revealing, fiendishly funny and important book. Genuinely ground-breaking Vaseem Khan, bestselling author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Mr Chopra 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 Fun, feisty and addictive. It deserves to be read Irish Examiner Malik hopes that books like hers will continue to increase relatable portrayals of Muslims in popular culture... in creating a host of characters that are normal in their abnormality, relatable yet individual, Malik is undoubtedly making a difference New Statesman Malik's novel aims to answer the lack of Muslim heroines in popular fiction and to give a more authentic characterisation of modern Muslims Kahleej Times Overall, this was a solid, refreshing read, and a great addition to #MuslimShelfSpace building Diverse Bookshelves 'It's a great novel that covers dating, marriage, friendship, and family dynamics. There are also not many chick lit novels with Muslim main characters, and I liked the way that religion was covered in this book.' Book Riot 'The book benefits not only from a diary-style format, but also from the fact the focus is less on Sofia's search for love at the personal level, a classic chick-lit topic, but on her search for love at the academic, exploratory level.' Creative Quibble What To Read Next, Based On Your Favorite '90s Rom-Com- 'Love 'Bridget Jones's Diary'? Read 'Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged' by Ayisha Malik' review- 'The tragic, hilarious, ultimately hopeful dating experiences of one relatable unlucky in love woman. Need we say more?' Bustle It's a great novel that covers dating, marriage, friendship, and family dynamics. There are also not many chick lit novels with Muslim main characters, and I liked the way that religion was covered in this book. Book Riot


Ayisha Malik has spoiled me for eternity with this book ...Never in my life has a character touched me as much as Sofia Khan. Books & Other Distractions Made me laugh out loud ... Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is a contemporary, witty and refreshing women's fiction novel which I thoroughly enjoyed! A Spoonful of Happy Endings A brilliant first novel ... in some ways I enjoyed this book even more than Bridget Jones. The Book World of Anne Sofia Khan is NOT Obliged is the new (I dare to say it, better) Bridget Jones. It's intelligent, very funny, sharp, heart-breaking, witty, superbly plotted, realistic, and a feminist love story without gush. It will remind white readers who don't have Muslim friends of Bend it Like Beckham, and it is simply a joy to read. It's also damn well written. katemacdonald.net The book is actually HILARIOUS and I mean hilarious; I had to stop reading it in public because i was laughing at every page and everybody eyeing you awkwardly gets...well...awkward ... a funny, honest portrayal of one woman's journey through some of the hardest and happiest times, featuring a great band of diverse characters full of like and lessons. It was so refreshing to have a humorous take on the customs of this culture without an apologetic voice attached. The Chronicles of Radiya It's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's heart-warming and it has a protagonist who's determined to live life and write her book her way. The Writes of Woman Sofia Khan is Not Obliged was a welcome change. It offered a cheeky, intelligent, fallible heroine who, although I may not share her faith or culture, I could identify with more easily than most of the other protagonists in the genre. Once I started reading, I could not put the book down - it's the only thing I've read this year that kept me up past midnight. The Captive Reader


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Ayisha is a British Muslim, lifelong Londoner, and lover of books. She read English Literature and went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing (though told most of her family it was an MA in English Literature - Creative Writing is not a subject, after all.) She has spent various spells teaching, photocopying, volunteering, editing and being a publicist. You can follow her on Twitter @Ayisha_Malik.

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