Hameed & Sister

Two sisters are writing a novel together. Which one of them will win?

Book 1: The Kinship of Djinns

It is 1998 and the leader of the free world is under fire for his affair with a young intern. Meanwhile in a corner of South London, the Malik sisters have also committed a sin: they are in their thirties and still not married.

But the unexpected return of their childhood playmate, now a handsome and eligible filmmaker, spells the chance of a happy ending – but only for one of them.

As the eldest, evolutionary biologist Sufya is first in the sibling pecking order. But theatre-maker Zarina is determined that this time she will be the one centre-stage, even if it means resorting to dubious occult practices to get her man.

If – as the mystics say – djinns dwell in triangular spaces, what dark power might be unleashed by a love triangle? As tensions rise across the Muslim world, sibling rivalry and Sufi spells are not the only forces with which the three lovers must contend.

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