These Impossible Things
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About the Author
Salma El-Wardany is a writer, poet, and BBC broadcaster. As a half-Egyptian, half-Irish woman her work focuses on telling the stories of women, especially women of color, that have for so long been ignored. She has contributed to the anthology It's Not About the Burqa, and her writing has also appeared in Huffington Post, theMetro and she has given two TedxTalks.
"This is the essential book on sisterhood that I needed to read. Beautifully written and gorgeous, Salma El-Wardany is a brilliant writer and this is a story I will never forget."--Nikita Gill, poet and author of Wild Embers
"I can't remember the last time a book consumed me like this. I truly, truly loved it. It's so beautifully written, full of warmth and love and insight; Malak, Kees and Jenna stole into my heart and stayed there. This novel captures the fierceness of female friendship better than anything I've ever read. It is a book I know I will still be thinking about for many years to come."--Beth O'Leary, international bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip
"Sparkling, incisive debut... While frothy and chatty, with witty dialogue and plenty of weddings and other gatherings that spark interactions among the characters, the book doesn't shy away from more serious issues... This novel is blessed by a light touch and evenhanded treatment of its two generations of characters."--Kirkus
"Salacious, incisive, and unapologetically Muslim, Salma El-Wardany's bold and brilliant story doesn't shy away from the taboo subjects of religion and sex. These Impossible Things shows that Muslim women are multifaceted and complex despite the dearth of representation we are allowed."--Blair Imani, activist and bestselling author of Read This to Get Smarter
"Moving, telling, glorious; girlhood giving way to something urgent and beginning. This is a bracing, tender exploration of friendship, family and faith and their gaping complications. Irresistible."--Yrsa Daley-Ward, bestselling author of bone and The How
"A fun, witty, sharply observant work."--Library Journal
"The complex characters are well observed and the prose is often moving... Fresh, witty, and insightful, this is an auspicious start."