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      Soniah Kamal

Unmarriageable

Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan

Alys Binat has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Although she knows that many of her students won't finish their education before dropping out to marry, Alys still hopes to inspire them to dream of more than what's expected. Les mer
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Alys Binat has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Although she knows that many of her students won't finish their education before dropping out to marry, Alys still hopes to inspire them to dream of more than what's expected.

When an invitation arrives for the biggest wedding their town has seen in years, Mrs Binat excitedly prepares her five unmarried daughters to hunt for prospective husbands. On the first night of the festivities, Alys's eldest sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad Bingla. But his friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family.

As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal - and Alys begins to realise that Darsee's manner may hide a very different man to the one she judged at first sight.

An essential guide to marriage, class and sisterhood in modern-day Pakistan.
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Forlag: Allison & Busby
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780749024567
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«`This sumptuous book is so refreshingly relatable to young Asian women today ... A compelling story about marriage, class and sisterhood' Asian Image; `This inventive retelling of Pride and Prejudice charms' People; `A witty delight that will leave you wishing for more' New York Journal of Books; `Endearing ... Kamal's story seems to have all the ingredients that make Pride and Prejudice's retelling an exciting, dramatic and fun South Asian adaptation complete with big, fat desi weddings, modern Pakistani women, affluent bachelors and the unrelenting quest for love' Forbes; `As with Austen, whose books could be read as fun and simple romances or acerbic examinations of class and women's choices (and lack thereof), Kamal's Unmarriageable succeeds in being both a deliciously readable romantic comedy and a commentary on class in post-colonial, post-partition Pakistan, where the effects of the British Empire still reverberate ... Both a fun, page-turning romp and a thought-provoking look at the class-obsessed str»

SONIAH KAMAL is an award-winning writer whose debut novel was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and the KLF French Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, The Guardian and Buzzfeed. She was born in Pakistan, grew up in England and Saudi Arabia and currently resides in the US.