One City, One Book, One Month

Cityread returns, 1st to 31st May, for its eighth annual festival, turning the capital – and some spots further afield! – into one massive, interactive book group with Ayisha Malik’s Sofia Khan is Not Obliged as the city’s collective page-turner. You can find the book on our library catalogue https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/wandsworth/items/385927

You can find out more about Cityread here http://www.cityread.london/ or see the list below of events and activities in Wandsworth. 

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Billed as the Muslim Bridget Jones, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is the hilarious romantic comedy from the writer behind Nadiya Hussain’s bestselling The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters. Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she’d be happy that way too, if her boss hadn’t asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isn’t looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . .

Events

Tuesday 30th April
6-8pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543

An Audience With Ayisha Malik
Join us in conversation with Ayisha Malik about her novel Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged, this year’s Cityread London book. Contact Tooting Library to book a free ticket.

Wednesday 22 May
6.45-7.45pm Putney Library, 020 8780 3085
Danny Rosenbaum and Rupert Vandervell:
Meet the authors of London Lives “…a composite portrait built up from tiny dabs of vivid colour, specific observations and local moments...” Andrew Marr.

Tuesday 28 May
2pm Southfields Library, 020 8780 3085
Silver Circle Reading Group
Everyone is welcome to come along and join the Southfields Silver Circle Reading Group to discuss Sofia Khan is Not Obliged.

Wednesday 29 May
11am-12pm Wandsworth Town Library, 020 8877 1742
Silver Circle Reading Group
Everyone is welcome to come along and join the Wandsworth Town Silver Circle Reading Group to discuss Sofia Khan is Not Obliged.

Thursday 30 May
6-7.30pm Tooting Library, 020 8767 0543
An Audience with Muhammad Abdul Bari.
Join us in conversation with Muhammad Abdul Bari as he discusses his memoir A Long Jihad: My Quest for the Middle Way which outlines his experience as a   community leader at the forefront of the British Muslim community’s most   pressing challenges . Free tickets, please contact Tooting Library to book.