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.
'Unimagined is beautifully written, funny and endearing, and in its own quiet way, important.' - Sue Townsend
'It deserves all the praise it's had - clearly & vividly written, it's funny and perceptive' - Philip Pullman
'Hurrah for a memoir that isn't miserable! Hurray for [his] terrific sense of humour ... an entertaining, moving and thoroughly thought-provoking tale of our times.' - Daily Mail
'Wonderfully evocative and strangely touching.' - The Sunday Times
'A compelling quest for belonging' - Guardian
'Forthright, wry, entirely enjoyable - A scrupulously well-intentioned look at how Christians and Muslims might live respectfully side by side.'
' ... wonderfully funny, heart-warming, perceptive, enlightening and ironic ... His episodic story of coming to terms with the ways of the West is reminiscent of Adrian Mole, with echoes of White Teeth, but it has its own unique voice ... endearing, deadpan humour ... Likely to be a word-of-mouth hit ... has the makings of a slow-build bestseller ... '
'A fascinating insight ...'
Sydney Morning Herald
'... an amusing and highly accessible book which deals with a range of theological and cross-cultural issues ...'
Publication date: 30/04/2011
Publisher: Paperbooks Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||30th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Paperbooks Publishing Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
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.More About Imran Ahmad