Love in a Headscarf

Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

Love in a Headscarf

At the age of thirteen, I knew that I was destined to marry John Travolta. One day he would arrive on my North London doorstep, fall madly in love with me and ask me to marry him. Then he would convert to Islam and become a devoted Muslim.' Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf - she wants to fall in love and find her faith. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style. Shelina's journey begins as a search for the one, but along the way she also discovers herself and her faith. 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Love in a Headscarf

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Biography, Family & Lifestyle
Format Paperback
Pages 288
RRP £10.99
Date of Publication February 2009
ISBN 978-1845134280
Publisher Aurum Press
 

At the age of thirteen, I knew that I was destined to marry John Travolta. One day he would arrive on my North London doorstep, fall madly in love with me and ask me to marry him. Then he would convert to Islam and become a devoted Muslim.' Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf - she wants to fall in love and find her faith. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style. Shelina's journey begins as a search for the one, but along the way she also discovers herself and her faith.

Read an interview with the author about her memoir in the Guardian

Reviews

The Daily Telegraph

Sameer Rahim

This memoir might have been improved with better structure: the linked stories, though entertaining, read like a collection of blog postings. (Her actual blog is at www.spirit21.co.uk.) Nevertheless, Janmohamed shows her desire to nudge her culture in a more enlightened direction, while at the same time offering an insight into the life of a British Muslim woman.

27/03/2009

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