The beguiling memoir that has taken the literary world by storm, with an astonishing list of endorsements and touching the hearts of readers over the world.

Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, Unimagined is the true story of a Muslim boy growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran on his struggle against corruption and injustice, his eternal quest to be the quintessential English gentleman (The Saint), his yearning for the coolest car (Jaguar XJS), and his desire for the perfect girlfriend (preferably brunette, but any kind considered).

With a unique style and unflinching honesty, the story deals with serious issues in an extraordinarily light way, and will have you both thinking deeply and laughing out loud.

The best books of the year – Independent
Books of the year – Guardian
Paperback of the week – Guardian
Best non-fiction read of year – dovegreyreader
Best books of 2007 – Belfast Telegraph
Shortlisted for the YoungMinds Book Award
The pick of the literary crop 2007 – Sydney Morning Herald
Ranked number 11 at Sydney Writers' Festival
Number 1 Bestseller at Byron Bay Writers' Festival

‘Beautifully written, funny and endearing, and in its own quiet way, important.’ - Sue Townsend

‘It deserves all the praise it's had … clearly & vividly written, it's funny and perceptive’ - Philip Pullman

‘Hurray for [his] terrific sense of humour ... an entertaining, moving and thoroughly thought-provoking tale of our times.' - Daily Mail

'Wonderfully evocative and strangely touching.' - The Sunday Times

'A compelling quest for belonging' – Guardian

‘I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this book… Look, just go and buy it… What’s not to like? Eh? - Linda Grant, multiple prize-winning novelist; author of The Clothes on Their Backs.

'Unimagined is in my opinion one of the most important books I’ve read in the last couple of years. It’s a quietly subversive masterpiece of militant moderation, and everyone should read it." - Jonathan Pinnock

‘Unimagined is irresistible – a charming, laugh-out-loud-funny memoir of a Muslim Pakistani boy growing up in the western world. Full of surprises, hard to put down.’ - John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

’The story of Imran Ahmad’s journey to authorship is as hilariously entertaining as the book he penned... how remarkably honest, hilarious and heartstring-tugging the book is’ - MPH Quill magazine, Malaysia

'A fascinating insight...' Sydney Morning Herald

'My favourite book of 2007.' - Anne Widdecombe, Member of Parliament