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Imran Ahmad was born in Pakistan, grew up in London, and went to Stirling University, before a corporate career that took him all over the world, including five years living in the United States. Unimagined is Imran's first book.
Unimagined is the hilarious, touching and powerful acclaimed memoir of Imran Ahmad, who at aged one moved with his family from Pakistan to London. Torn between his Islamic roots and his desire to be accepted in the West, Imran recalls the trials and tribulations of being an outsider wanting in. From shocking discrimination to side-splitting anecdotes, Unimagined provides the foreground for how the UK and world have changed immeasurably over the last three decades. As Imran grappling with identity, purpose and life, he also embraces that age-old, universal desire - for love.
Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is a beguiling multi-layered memoir that has touched the hearts of readers all over the world. At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran in his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and as he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions. What does God do exactly? Do you automatically go to Hell for following the wrong religion? How do you persuade a beautiful woman to become your girlfriend (and would driving a Jaguar XJS help?) Can you maintain a James Bond persona without the vodka, cigarettes and women - even whilst your parents are trying to arrange your marriage? Imran's unimagined journey makes thoughtful, compelling, and downright delightful reading. With a unique style and unflinching honesty, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN addresses serious issues in an extraordinarily light way, and will leave readers both thinking deeply and laughing out loud.