As seen on The Today Show! One of the best summer romance picks! One of Publishers Weekly Best Romance Books of 2019! A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love. Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid, who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and who dresses like he belongs in the seventh century. When a surprise engagement is announced between Khalid and Hafsa, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself.
Who might not be a complete stranger after all... A charmingly refreshing and modern love story, Uzma Jalaluddin's tale is humorously warm and filled with gorgeous characters you won't be able to forget.
Author: Uzma Jalaluddin
Publisher: Atlantic Books
From the author of Ayesha At Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of You've Got Mail. Hana Khan's family-run halal restaurant is on its last legs. So when a flashy competitor gets ready to open nearby, bringing their inevitable closure even closer, she turns to her anonymously-hosted podcast, and her lively and long-lasting relationship with one of her listeners, for advice. But a hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana's growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival business. Who might not be a complete stranger after all... A charmingly refreshing and modern love story, Uzma Jalaluddin's tale is humorously warm and filled with gorgeous characters you won't be able to forget.
Author: Ayesha Harruna AttahPublish On: 2021-08-19
From a powerful new voice in commercial fiction comes ZAINAB TAKES NEW YORK - a charming romcom about one woman learning to fall in love in one of the most magical cities on earth.
Author: Ayesha Harruna Attah
Publisher: Hachette UK
From a powerful new voice in commercial fiction comes ZAINAB TAKES NEW YORK - a charming romcom about one woman learning to fall in love in one of the most magical cities on earth. A simultaneous love letter to New York City, and to Zainab's Ghanaian ancestors, Ayesha Harruna Attah's novel is perfect for fans of Uzma Jalaluddin's AYESHA AT LAST. Zainab Sekyi is on a quest to find herself. She's moving to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream to become an illustrator, but she doesn't just want to get a job. She's also on a mission to make enough money to go on a night out, buy a whole bottle of wine (not just a glass) and, most importantly of all, to fall in love. But as she grows accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city life - with the help of her new roommate Mary Grace, and life-long friend, Densua - she begins to hear the voices of her ancestors in her mind. . . Could understanding her family's past hold the key to Zainab's future?
But though his amazement had entirely driven his fictitious work out of his mind ,
the proprieties kept him standing where he was , though blankly staring at Ayesha . At last he found his tongue . “ I have not understood , ” he said . “ I also
Author: Debashis BandyopadhyayPublish On: 2011-01-01
Leo Vincey had found inscribed in the Greek artifact the exhortation of a woman
directing him to kill Ayesha who had murdered her husband, his father,
Kallikrates. But when he found Ayesha at last, he fell in love with her. Ayesha
escorted Leo ...
Author: Debashis Bandyopadhyay
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Ruskin Bond's life - and, for that matter, his semi-autobiographical works - are allegories of the colonial aftermath. His is an odd but exemplary attempt at absorption as a member of the Anglo-Indian ethnic minority, a community whose role in the shaping of the postcolonial Indian psyche has yet to be systematically analysed. This study explores the dialogue between the biographical and authorial selves of Ruskin Bond, whose subjectivity is informed by the fantasies of space and time. Bond's experiences of socio-political discrimination underwrite his repressed concerns. He seeks to allay his anxieties through an attempt to signify defiance of the functional agencies of those parameters, which ironically become more active as he attempts a symptomatic mastery of their inductive agencies. Nevertheless, for a nostalgic writer the unconscious - which is shaped by the impressions of the experiences of negotiation between double inheritances - exerts a problematic yet discerning influence on Bond's literary self. This study offers a chronological reading of Bond's texts, seeking to bring out the constant presence of this repressed anxiety and the psychological compulsion to dramatize the Self-Other dynamics as a symptomatic method to acquire a conviction of the self.
asplanned, and thenAyesha went to another finishing school, Brillantmont, in
Lausanne. Finally, she plucked up thecourage ... I think the Maharaja of Jaipur
must have spoken toyou,' wrote Ayesha at last. 'I hope you don't mind our
Author: Lucy Moore
Publisher: Penguin UK
In Maharnis Lucy Moore brilliantly recreates the lives of four princesses - two grandmothers, a mother and a daughter - of the Royal courts of India. Their extraordinary story takes in tiger hunts, exotic palaces and lavish ceremonies in India, as well as the glamorous international scene of the Edwardian and interwar era. It is also an intimate portrait of four remarkable women - Chimnabai, Sunity, Indira and Ayesha - who changed the world they lived in. Through their lives Lucy Moore tells the history of a nation during an era of great change: the rise and fall of the Raj from the Indian Mutiny to Independence and beyond.
With an exclamation of horror , half - maddened at the piteous sight , Leo sprang
to one side , then stooping , lifted and led her still weeping to the couch . Thou
knowest not what thou hast done , ” Ayesha said at last . “ Let all thou sawest on ...
Fared thought Yoram was prolonging his instructions needlessly and that Laila
was flirting when she smiled at him . Why was Ora oblivious to this , when her
eyes were eagle sharp to see that he and the other Arab boys were kept apart
from Laila and Ayesha ? At last night ' s folk dancing , he had paired off with Laila
, and very adroitly Ora moved her away from the position opposite him to the end
of the ...
Author: Thelma Nurenberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Israel-Arab War, 1967
The slowly developing friendship between the young people of a kibbutz and a nearby Arab village is threatened by the outbreak of the Six-Day War of 1967.
... so that on the third and much of Ayesha at the fairlast day , when she would be
who , roused by the noise , had taken in state to the tents of just awakened to the
fact that her husband , none would be her precious charge was no able to say ...
I think it is time to go , ” said Ayesha , at last . The sun was already casting long
shadows , the air was fresher and more bracing than it had been . It seemed hard
to stir . They got up reluctantly , paid for the coffee , and began their homeward ...
So they stopped • pondered and pondered and at last made a sending Ayesha
with a maid and left me to decision . I left Ayesha at Saharanpur and went " It was
hard luck ! But life is like that , take her to school and bring her back alone . to ...
I had Ayesha go all through the school and grounds , for she could move more
rapidly and unobtrusively than I . I waited , stumping up and down my garden , finally forcing myself to sit down and assume at least the appearance of calm . At last ...
The visitor was the Dutch destroyer Lynx , and she slowed to pass the Ayesha at
a distance of about fifty metres . ... On the morning of 27 November the Ayesha at last managed to enter Dutch territorial waters , upon which von Mücke ordered ...
Author: Robin Bromby
Depicts the naval threat to Australia and New Zealand in 1914-1917.
Kit looked quizzically at Ayesha when he had gone , but she only said , “ That '
s a very sweet man , Kit . " Ayesha was charmed by the kitchen with its ... Kit
introduced her . “ My , it ' s so good to meet you at last , Aysha ! I told Herbie this
Author: Sarala Barnabas
Category: Indic fiction (English)
The Wake Of The Kingfisher Is About A Young American Professor Of Anthropology Who Comes To Study The Hambari, And Indian Tribe, And Finds India Endlessly Fascinating. One Morning In His Hot'S Garden, He Comes Upon A Beautiful Young Girl. Together They Wa
Ayesha said at last . They heard the sound of men running , Ahmed far
outdistanced by two of the Laz guards from Chankaya , and the Lazes
themselves well behind Major Orman . He burst into the house , white - faced ,
and before Evelyn ...
Author: Catherine Gavin
Publisher: Pocket Books
Category: Biographical fiction
A vigorous and moving novel set in Turkey in 1922, the year of the war of Independence, when Kemal Ataturk, vastly outnumbered, won his great victory over King Constantine and the Greek generals.
Thou hadst a veil and a protection from God ; but thou hast rent the veil , and set at nought the protection . All this was to reproach Ayesha for her imprudence in
engaging in this expedition . At last both sides drew their swords , and fought till ...
Author: Richard Robert Madden
Category: Assassins (Ismailites)
The first volume deals with the political institutions of the Ottoman Empire, beginning with the life of Mohammed, excerpts from the Koran, and a discussion of the ethnic history of Turkey, before delving into the various rulers and regimes. The last two chapters of Volume I discuss the causes and results of the Russo-Turkish War and the finances/economic value of Turkey. The second volume is more concerned with Christianity: that is, nations under Turkey's influence, specifically Christian communities as either minorities within each state or as subject to the influence of Russia and/or the Ottoman Empire. Syria in particular gets a lot of attention, as does Armenia and Greece. A whole chapter is devoted to the history of the Orthodox Church in the region. A long discussion of the Order of the Assassins of Persia and Syria of the 11th and 12th centuries, and their secret sects.
haps the stream which then flowed through this channel had joined the river
somewhere close by , which at that time ... We traveled some distance into the
heart of the deserted city , when Ayesha at last urged us to turn into one of the
Here , in the strong arms of this big man , I was at last wanted . Ayesha smiled at
me , and the words formed in my mind , “ Yes , you are home . " I asked his name
, and he told me that it was Absolom . I truly felt that I had come home at last .
Author: Dorothy Fielding
Written by someone suffering from an incurable physical disability from birth, this spiritual testimony tells how Dorothy Fielding has progressed, untutored, into the heights or depths, of contemplative prayer through a series of remarkable prayer pictures. She later learned to associate these pictures with the Ignatian tradition and, in the form of tapes, these are helping a widening circle of people.