Interview with Uzma Jalaluddin, author of Ayesha at Last, a novel that has been optioned for a movie.
Uzma Jalaluddin on why she keeps reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Uzma Jalaluddin is a mother, teacher, writer, and author of Aysha at last. A book that has recently been optioned for film by a major production house. Today, we talk to her about all she does!
At last, American readers can get their first glimpse of Ayesha At Last, Uzma Jalaluddin’s highly anticipated romance coming to shelves next summer.
The novel, which was published in Canada and will debut in the U.S. next year, is a present day retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in a Muslim community in Toronto.
SHE DOES THE CITY: An Interview With Uzma Jalaluddin, Author Of Ayesha At Last, This Summer’s Must-read Book
Uzma Jalaluddin is Canadian writer who’s going places. The high school teacher/Toronto Star parenting columnist recently took on another job title: author.
Uzma Jalaluddin’s debut novel, “Ayesha at Last,” takes place in a close-knit immigrant Muslim community in Canada, and features an outspoken Muslim heroine who falls for a more conservative Muslim man, a Darcy to her Lizzie Bennett.
Author Uzma Jalaluddin is here to talk about the story of a close-knit Canadian Muslim community in her debut novel, ‘Ayesha at Last.’
This sweet debut novel ticks all the boxes for one of summer’s best reads: It’s smart, witty, romantic and utterly charming.
CBC: Uzma Jalaluddin’s novel Ayesha At Last subverts Muslim stereotypes in its look at romantic love
Uzma Jalaluddin is a teacher, parenting columnist and author based in Ontario. Her debut novel, Ayesha At Last, is the tale of a young Muslim woman who aspires to be a poet and must balance what her family expects of her with what she wants for herself.