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No Sex in the City By. Randa Abdel-Fattah

No Sex in the City By. Randa Abdel-Fattah

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  • Imprint: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9780863567117
  • Published: July 2013
  • UK Price: £7.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 384pp

No Sex in the City

Randa Abdel-Fattah

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . .

Esma is a modern Muslim woman with an age-old dilemma. She is well-educated, well-travelled and has excellent taste in music, but the hunt for Mr Right leads her to a number of Mr Wrongs.

Together with wild-haired Ruby, principled Lisa, and drop-dead gorgeous Nirvana, Esma forms the No Sex in the City Club.

Her quest for The One (or Mr Almost-Perfect) was never going to be easy, but soon enough it takes an unexpected and thrilling detour.


Randa Abdel-Fattah is an award-winning writer and the bestselling author of Does My Head Look Big in This? The author of eight novels for young adults, Randa is also a litigation lawyer and human rights activist. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.


‘Filled with humour and honesty, Randa has lifted the veil on arranged marriages and Muslim society, and proves that finding The One isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of religion.’ Kate Forster, author of The Perfect Location

‘An enjoyable and unusual book about finding love down the arranged marriage route. Funny, wise and moving, it is also a tribute to the fabulous power of female friendship.’ Jaishree Misra, author of Secrets and Lies and Secrets and Sins

'Muslim dating has come of age with its own Carrie Bradshaw-style chick lit.’

‘Hilarious, gripping and witty’

'Randa Abdel-Fattah’s decision to explore a young woman’s attempts to remain true to her faith and traditional beliefs in a modern society is a bold one. In Esma’s world, family life is as important as her career and finding Mr Right. Her parents are Turkish immigrants and they participate in the hunt for a prospective bridegroom, with sometimes hilarious results.’ 

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