How (Not) to Have an Arranged Marriage

Amir Khan

11 April 2024
480 pages


He’s the perfect catch (according to his mother).

From Sunday Times bestselling author Dr Amir Khan, How (Not) To Have an Arranged Marriage is a timely, heartfelt novel which looks at all aspects of modern arranged marriages.

Yousef is the golden child to his strict Pakistani parents, overshadowing his younger sister, Rehana. As he finishes his medical degree in London, his life appears to be mapped out for him: become a doctor, marry a suitable girl of his parents’ choosing and, above all, make his family proud. Then Yousef meets Jess.

A fellow medical student, Jess presents a complication to the plan. Suddenly, Yousef finds himself torn between two worlds – keeping each a secret from the other.

Then, as graduation day looms, Yousef’s mother informs him that she’s started looking for his wife . . .

Full of the compassion, humanity and mischievous sense of fun you would expect from Dr Amir. This is a complete delight from a born storyteller
Heartwarming, hilarious and incredibly insightful. Writing with poignant honesty about the messy nature of life, Dr. Amir Khan is definitely an author I’ll be looking out for in the future.