Books about Muslims in Britain

A Listmania! list by Reader "Reader" (Mostly London)
 
Brick Lane
1.  Brick Lane by Monica Ali
The list author says:
  "The definitive novel of Bengali Britain.  Shortlisted for the Booker Prize"
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

White Teeth
2.  White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The list author says:
  "Zadie Smith chronicles the appeal of groups like HT, before anyone realised the seriousness of the threat"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

Maps for Lost Lovers
3.  Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam
The list author says:
  "When a writer with zero talent is published AND feted like this, you start to believe every conspiracy theory going.  Utterly useless book!"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

East of Wimbledon
4.  East of Wimbledon by Nigel Williams
The list author says:
  "Free with Tatler when Jemima married Imran, otherwise no one would have read it"
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
5.  White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India by William Dalrymple
The list author says:
  "Because it all started a lot earlier, of course"
9.09   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

My Feudal Lord
6.  My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani
The list author says:
  "London for seedy political exiles"
6.38   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

By the Sea
7.  By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah
The list author says:
  "...And political exile of an altogether different nature"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Other Secrets
8.  Other Secrets by Farida Karodia
The list author says:
  "So-so book on South African exile in London  (just in case you mistakenly believed that all Muslims were Asian).  Unusually for a S. African, her faith is quite peripheral to the story"
Used & New from: 6.15

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Only in London
9.  Only in London by Hanan Al-Shaykh
The list author says:
  "Hilarious take on the Edgeware Road scene."
Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Hope Chest
10.  The Hope Chest by Rukhsana Ahmad
The list author says:
  "Pakistani anorexic attempts recovery in UK clinic.  Of course there is much more to the novel that shopping at Harrods.  One of the best - albeit little known- social chronicles of expat Pak Britain"
Used & New from: 0.01

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Aisha
11.  Aisha by Ahdaf Soueif
The list author says:
  "Story of an Egyptian girl growing up in Cairo and London"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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In the Eye of the Sun
12.  In the Eye of the Sun by Ahdaf Soueif
The list author says:
  "Excellent depiction of life in a drab, northern univeristy town"
10.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

A Sky So Close
13.  A Sky So Close by Betool Khedairi
The list author says:
  "The story of a young Iraqi girl whose English mother returns to the UK"
Used & New from: 0.72
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Memoir
14.  The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter's Memoir by Aminatta Forna
The list author says:
  "Sierra Leone and the UK.  Memoirs of Muhammad Forna's daughter"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Turquoise
15.  Turquoise by Aamer Hussein
The list author says:
  "Cafe La Ville, Little Venice and reflections on the life of London's Pakistani expats"
7.95   Used & New from: 0.01

Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground
16.  Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground by Ahdaf Soueif
The list author says:
  "Essays.  A reminder of what is best about British broadsheet journalism (and British culture)"
7.85   Used & New from: 0.01
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

A Singular Hostage
17.  A Singular Hostage by Thalassa Ali
The list author says:
  "Not quite the usual book about British Muslims, but interesting depiction of the cultural exchange"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Islam and the Destiny of Man
18.  Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton
The list author says:
  "Different genre altogether, but if you want to know about the British contibution to ISLAMIC writing, THIS IS THE BOOK to read"
11.89   Used & New from: 8.83
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Minaret
19.  Minaret by Leila Aboulela
The list author says:
  "Interesting book about a Sudanese exile's experience of finding her faith in London"
7.55   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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