Monica Ali

Monica Ali is a British author of Bangladeshi descent, best known for her debut novel 'Brick Lane' which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She has since written several other novels and has been recognized as one of Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists'. Her work often explores themes of cultural identity and the immigrant experience.


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  1. 1. Brick Lane

    This novel tells the story of a Bangladeshi woman named Nazneen who moves to London at the age of 18 for an arranged marriage to a man 20 years her senior. The narrative explores her life in the city, her struggles with her unhappy marriage, her affair with a young radical, and her attempts to reconcile her traditional upbringing with her new surroundings. The book also explores the lives of immigrants in the UK, the clash of cultures, and the struggle for identity.

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