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It’s time to take your power back

But first you’re going to have to pick a side . . .


Every time Sara Javed switches on her laptop, checks her phone or goes outside, people are shouting. Everyone seems to be angry about something and she just wishes that they would all shut up. Until she realises that perhaps she should take her own advice . . .

Her voluntary silence is first met with polite, if somewhat disconcerted, alarm. But as her silence inspires others, what Sara doesn’t anticipate is inadvertently becoming the figurehead for what becomes a global phenomenon: ‘The Silent Movement’. As outrage grows over the protest, and global structures start to shift, the lives of strangers and those closest to Sara start to unravel. Sara and two women inspired by her actions, Grace and Zainab, must reconsider what it means to them to have a voice – or face grave repercussions.

** 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
Malik has created one of our favourite literary characters of recent times
HEAT
Exploring identity, belonging and divided loyalties. . . a prescient novel
COSMOPOLITAN
Feisty, funny and relatable, it's the feminist comedy you've been waiting for
ELLE
In creating a host of characters that are normal in their abnormality, relatable yet individual, Malik is undoubtedly making a difference in relatable portrayals of Muslims in popular culture
NEW STATESMAN
A must-read
MARIE CLAIRE
A courageous, revealing, fiendishly funny and important book. Genuinely ground-breaking
VASEEM KHAN
Fun, feisty and addictive
IRISH EXAMINER
A sharp, funny but ultimately very normal portrayal of life as a British Muslim
NATIONAL
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
The standout book of the year
ABIR MUKHERJEE
'A timely and immersive read''
Vaseem Khan
'I loved it. It's a huge and exciting book with a breathtakingly original premise . . . For me it was a revolution. Outstanding'
Imran Mahmood