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These Impossible Things

An unforgettable story of love and friendship perfect for the summer

Salma El-Wardany



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14 June 2022
'Salma El-Wardany deftly reveals searing and poignant truths about the female experience' ASHLEY AUDRAIN
They recognized that they were all existing in a perfect moment, and eventually it would have to end. Other times it felt like it would always be this way.

These Impossible Things charts the dreams and disappointments of a group of British Muslim women; Jenna, Kees and Malak. They have been friends for years: the three of them together against the world.

Yet one night changes everything between them and they are left adrift, marooned from each other as their lives take different paths. Without the support of each other, nothing seems to go quite right and in the wake of heartbreaks, marriages, new careers and new beginnings, they need each other more than ever. Will they be able to forgive each other in time?

These Impossible Things tells the story of three women coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconciling love, loss, faith, womanhood and friendship, and how one moment, in a life where everything feels at odds, can change everything.

'I know it will resonate and make so many women feel seen' POORNA BELL
Imprint:   TRAPEZE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   480g
ISBN:   9781398705784
ISBN 10:   1398705780
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Writer, poet and BBC radio presenter Salma El-Wardany performs internationally, has given 2 TEDx Talks and partners with organisations and global brands to have the uncomfortable conversations we've ignored for so long. Her work revolves around female stories and bringing the often ignored realities of women into the spotlight.

Reviews for These Impossible Things: An unforgettable story of love and friendship perfect for the summer

This is the essential book on sisterhood that I needed to read. Beautifully written and gorgeous, Salma El-Wardany is a brilliant writer and this is a story I will never forget. * Nikita Gill, author of Fierce Fairytales * THESE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is an addictive portrait of three Muslim friends moving through a pivotal time in womanhood, caught between expectation and possibility, hungry to earn wisdom of their own. Salma El-Wardany deftly reveals searing and poignant truths about the female experience, ones so rarely confronted in fiction. What a gift to be inside this author's mind through the pages of her beautiful and memorable writing. * Ashley Audrain, author of The Push * Lovers of Salma's poetry will recognise her evocative voice in this heartwrenching prose, a compelling story of three women losing themselves in life's transitions, then finding themselves, with each other. El-Wardany has written a love letter to friendship of women, and its power to conquer all. A powerful, poignant tale of womanhood and friendship. * Yassmin Abdel-Magied *

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