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 is author of’ Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, The Other Half of Happiness, and This Green and Pleasant Land. Ayisha was a WH Smith Fresh Talent Pick and Sofia Khan has been a CityReads London book. Her children’s books include a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and The Seven Sisters.