Friday January 18, 2013
A Pakistani boy growing up in London
WE all struggle with identity issues as we grow up. For Imran Ahmad, these growing pains were complicated by the fact that he was a Pakistani Muslim growing up in London, torn between his family’s ethnic/religious identity and the Western values he was exposed to.
These experiences form the basis of his humorous memoirs, The Perfect Gentleman.
Despite dealing with complex issues like racism and spirituality, Imran approaches his life story with a sense of humour that makes the book both thought-provoking and entertaining.
For instance, how does one emulate James Bond without the vodka and women? Or, how does one fall in love if one is expected to submit to an arranged marriage? And what happens on a “first night” anyway?
Meet Imran in person and hear him share his uniquely funny perspective tomorrow at 3pm at the MPH Bookstore, 1Utama, Bandar Utama, and on Tuesday (Jan 22) at 6pm at Kinokuniya Bookstores, Suria KLCC.
Look out for our interview with Imran in Star2 on Tuesday.