Who decides to whom and to what we belong? This question lies at the centre of Ayisha Malik’s thoughtful, soul-stirring novel, This Green and Pleasant Land. When Bilal Hasham and his wife Mariam are tasked with building a mosque in the sleepy rural village of Babbel’s End, they find themselves in the midst of a community uproar that reveals deeper divisions in their village and forces Bilal to choose between faith and friendship.

Malik will reveal the process behind this book, which handles controversial topics with a knowing, oftentimes satirical touch and brings questions about community and identity to the forefront.

About The Author

Ayisha Malik

Ayisha Malik’s, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, was a WHSmith Fresh Talent Pick. Ayisha was shortlisted for The Asian Women of Achievement Award and Marie Claire’s Future Shapers’ Award. She is also the writer behind Nadiya Hussain’s novels. Her third novel, This Green and Pleasant Land, is a dramedy about a Muslim family building a mosque in an English village.