When Wings Expand

£5.99

Mehded Maryam Sinclair

Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother’s cancer. Nur watches her mother’s body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. And when family and friends begin to encroach, Nur must face the prospect of her mother’s looming death.

Winner of the unpublished Muslim Writer’s Award 2011, UK

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She wrapped her arms around me and said, “Nur! I know. I don’t want to go. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. Nur, I will always be with you! My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction.” She patted my heart. “They are forever sealed inside this little place.” Writing on the pages of her journal, Nur, a teenage girl in Canada, charts the onset and advance of her mother’s cancer. Nur watches her mother’s body begin to shrink and her mood begin to darken. And when family and friends begin to encroach, Nur must face the prospect of her mother’s looming death. Nur bears the crushing loss and finds her adolescent life more demanding and complex. But with the legacy of her mother’s love, her family’s support, and the guidance of her faith, she manages to overcome the searing pain and use her newfound strength to bring joy to the lives of others, showing them that after death wings can expand.

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Weight 0.4 kg
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Extent

224pp, Paperback

Imprint

The Islamic Foundation

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Binding

Paperback

Isbn

9780860374992

1 review for When Wings Expand

  1. R

    “This story, set in Canada, follows a Turkish family, a young teenager, who has lost her mother to cancer. It is told in short, diary format entries where she notes down her stages of grief, her worries, hopes and fears, and eventually slightly overcoming it with her faith, family and friends and her fascination with seeing chrysalises blossom.
    I loved the element of faith that was infused in this story. It hit me harder than it did the grief the young girl, Nur, was encountering. It provides a realistic aspect to the story where a teenager is grappling with fitting in, but also wanting to hold on to her faith. And the Islamic reminders were just beautiful. Simple, gentle, and not preachy.
    It’s something I wish I had and read as a teenager, trying to balance and find my own identity.
    It was a wonderful read! You know it is when it gets you teary!”
    -Warda, July 2017

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