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They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other (Paperback)
  • They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other (Paperback)

They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 01/09/2022
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A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK and a powerful and deeply personal exploration of a divided country - and a hopeful vision for change.

'This is not another book about the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is THE book. . . . Absolutely not to be missed.' - Matthew d'Ancona

Sarfraz Manzoor grew up in a working-class Pakistani Muslim family in Luton - where he was raised to believe that they were different, they had an alien culture and they would never accept him. They were white people.

In today's deeply divided Britain we are often told they are different, they have a different culture and values and they will never accept this country. This time they are Muslims.

Weaving together history, reportage and memoir, Sarfraz Manzoor journeys around Britain in search of the roots of this division - from the fear that Islam promotes violence, to the suspicion that Muslims wish to live segregated lives, to the belief that Islam is fundamentally misogynistic.

THEY is also Manzoor's search for a more positive future. We hear stories from Islamic history of a faith more tolerant and progressive than commonly assumed, and stories of hope from across the country which show how we might bridge the chasm of mutual mistrust.

THEY is at once fiercely urgent, resolutely hopeful and profoundly personal. It is the story of modern, Muslim Britain as it has never been told.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472266842
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

This is not another book about the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is THE book. With rigour, compassion, and fearless insight Sarfraz Manzoor explores this long-contested terrain to triumphant and often moving effect. Absolutely not to be missed. An absolutely essential and inspiring read. This excellent book is filled with stories of hope and optimism we rarely hear but which need to be told. Sarfraz Manzoor is a gifted writer and They is the thoughtful, personal and hopeful read we all need right now. Extraordinarily researched and courageously confronting, Sarfraz Manzoor writes with a rare blend of historical depth and personal authenticity. Profoundly personal and refreshingly honest, They tells the urgent and often untold story of Muslim Britain. Sarfraz Manzoor has taken up the challenge of trying to promote understanding in our segregated society. He succeeds magnificently. This book is enlightening, analytical and even inspiring but above all it's a thoroughly entertaining read. Humane, heart breaking and hopeful A deeply personal and wonderful journey around identity, on who we are and wish to be: evocative, timely, powerful, superb.

A great achievement. They brings sanity to a debate that all too often lacks it. A must-read for anyone who wants to know why multiculturalism appears to have failed so many Muslims.

Sarfraz Manzoor made me laugh, cry and broke my heart a little as he took me on an eye opening journey through a world I'd only ever glanced at as an outsider.

An urgent exploration of issues about which everyone has opinions but precious few have proper knowledge. Manzoor employs a journalist's brain and a storyteller's heart to redress this imbalance through a seamless blend of investigation, examination and memoir. Deeply personal and resolutely unflinching, he manages to be both insider and outsider while providing crucial perspectives on some of the most pungent social and cultural divisions of our age. I finished They with more knowledge than I started, more understanding and, crucially, more hope.

Authentic, brave and powerful storytelling

Compelling, optimistic and intensely personal . Hope is ever present in what is simply a must read This beautifully written, deeply compassionate and ultimately hopeful book gently demolishes many of the toxic myths about British Islam without exempting them from criticism. It deserves a very wide readership and will do much good A vital book for our times - we all need to read it

This big-hearted book provides reason to hope that a more generous and trusting world can exist

This is an important book that deserves to be read by the widest possible audience

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“Interesting, entertaining, informative, but I wanted more”

This book has certainly been an enlightening read. Being the same age as the author and uncannily arriving in the UK at roughly the same time, from Pakistan, then growing up in the 80's as a Pakistani Muslim... More

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“Opening a window”

I found this book extremely interesting, because it gave me a different view point. In my professional life I have worked with Hindus, Muslims, Christian Arabs and Sikhs, and never felt that there was a problem... More

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