Salma El-Wardany has been described as a half Egyptian, half Irish Muslim writer, travelling the world, eating cake and dismantling the patriarchy – but even that doesn’t quite sum up the unapologetic brilliance of her. Now, she’s released her first novel, These Impossible Things, which charts the friendship of three British Muslim women and what life throws at them.
Salma joins Bryony to talk about the hurt of not finding yourself in the pages of the books you love, the impact of growing up Muslim in the wake of 9/11, and why she wants all women to have the pleasure of the soft things in life.
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