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The Movement: 'packs a hell of a feminist punch'

Ayisha Malik

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

From the acclaimed author of Sofia Khan is Not Obliged comes a sharply observed novel, charged with compassion and dark wit, that will spark important conversations about how we live, relate and communicate now.

'Powerful and profound' Daisy Buchanan

'Breathtakingly original... a searing examination of the modern world and its sensibilities' Imran Mahmood
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With words come power. But do you speak out or shut up?

Everywhere Sara Javed goes - online or outside - everyone is shouting about something. Couldn't they all just shut up? One day she takes her own advice.

At first people don't understand her silence and are politely confused at best. But the last thing Sara could anticipate is becoming the figurehead of a global movement that splits society in two.

The Silent Movement sparks outrage in its opposers. Global structures start to shift. And the lives of those closest to Sara - as well as strangers inspired by her act - begin to unravel.

It's time for the world to reconsider what it means to have a voice.

A sharply observed novel, charged with compassion and dark wit, that will spark important conversations about how we live, relate and communicate now.
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'Malik makes us care with wry humour and bite' Helen Lederer

'A book for, and of, the now' Vaseem Khan

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Praise for The Movement: 'packs a hell of a feminist punch'

  • Malik's talent is singular - she's created a dystopia that feels like a utopia. It's so powerful and profound, but she executes dark and complicated ideas with so much wit, grace and lightness

  • Ayisha Malik started at a high point and just gets better all the time. I loved this book, with its subtle satire and memorable characters

  • Brilliantly insightful, witty, smart. A revelation and a revolution all in one - an absolute joy to read

  • Both a call to arms and an indictment of the emotional fracking engendered by the 24/7 connected society... A book for, and of, the now'

  • An intelligent look at what it means to have a voice - Grazia

  • Malik makes us care with wry humour and bite

  • A really clever and creative examination of how we interact with each other, in person and on online, and the issues that affect our lives - CultureFly

  • Dazzling, clever and mind-blowingly creative . . . This isn't just a book, it's a world-changing conversation

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Ayisha Malik

Ayisha Malik's novels Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, The Other Half of Happiness, and This Green and Pleasant Land were met with great critical acclaim, and have been optioned for television. Ayisha was a WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick and Sofia Khan was the CityReads London Festival book, 2019. She is winner of The 2020 Diversity Book Awards and has been shortlisted for The Asian Woman of Achievement Award, Marie Claire's Future Shapers' Awards and the Hospital Club h100 Awards.
Her children's books include a re-telling of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and The Seven Sisters. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged and This Green and Pleasant are optioned for television. She lives in South London.

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