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The Movement

how far will she go to make herself heard?
  • Author
    • Ayisha Malik
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'Original, clever, insightful and packs a hell of a feminist punch. I loved it' Joanne Harris

'A revelation and a revolution' Kasim Ali

With words come power. But do you speak out or shut up?

Everywhere Sara Javed goes - online or outside - everyone is shouting about something. Couldn't they all just shut up? One day she takes her own advice.

At first people don't understand her silence and are politely confused at best. But the last thing Sara could anticipate is becoming the figurehead of a global movement that splits society in two.

The Silent Movement sparks outrage in its opposers. Global structures start to shift. And the lives of those closest to Sara - as well as strangers inspired by her act - begin to unravel.

It's time for the world to reconsider what it means to have a voice.

A sharply observed novel, charged with compassion and dark wit, that will spark important conversations about how we live, relate and communicate now.




'Brilliant and thought-provoking'

'A novel about choices and how women's choices are always subject to critics'

'Zainab's story will stay with me for years to come'

'There is a lot to be learnt from this work of fiction'

'Essential reading'

'Perfect for this age of noise'

'A very compelling read'
  • Published: Jul 21 2022
  • Pages: 448
  • 238 x 164mm
  • ISBN: 9781472279316

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Press Reviews

  • Daisy Buchanan

    Powerful and profound
  • Joanne Harris

    Original, clever, insightful and packs a hell of a feminist punch. I loved it
  • Kasim Ali

    Brilliantly insightful, witty, smart. A revelation and a revolution all in one
  • Lucy Vine

    Dazzling, clever and mind-blowingly creative . . . This isn't just a book, it's a world-changing conversation
  • Helen Lederer

    Malik makes us care with wry humour and bite
  • Louis de Bernières

    Ayisha Malik started at a high point and just gets better all the time. I loved this book, with its subtle satire and memorable characters
  • Imran Mahmood

    A beautiful, funny, searing examination of the modern world and its sensibilities
  • Vaseem Khan

    A book for, and of, the now
  • Sairish Hussain

    An explosive work of art, bold and brilliant
  • Inga Vesper

    A stunning, monumental novel, which will make you think about who is heard, who isn't - and why not
  • Grazia
    An intelligent look at what it means to have a voice
  • CultureFly
    A really clever and creative examination of how we interact with each other, in person and on online, and the issues that affect our lives