Synopses & Reviews
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. Shelinas captivating journey begins as a search for the One, but along the way she also discovers her faith and herself. A memoir with a hilarious twist from one of Britain's leading female Muslim writers, Love in a Headscarf is an entertaining, fresh and unmissable insight into what it means to be a young British Muslim woman.
When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional arranged route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.
Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.
About the Author
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed writes columns for EMEL magazine and The Muslim News. She also regularly contributes to the UKs The Guardian, the BBC and Channel 4. She is much in demand as a commentator on radio and television and has appeared on programmes, including Newsnight and The Heaven and Earth Show. Her award-winning blog, Spirit21, is hugely popular. She is a graduate of New College, Oxford. She lives in London. Love in a Headscarf is her first book.