How We Met

How We Met

A Memoir of Love and Other Misadventures

Huma Qureshi


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'A Stylist pick for best new non-fiction for 2021'“A sweet, touching memoir about family, faith and love. There's a purity and simplicity to Huma's writing, as she attempts to reconcile the sprawling weight of expectation with her own desire for a contained but free life. But what does a life on her own terms look like? What even are her own terms? A consolation to others who have trod this very path, enlightening for those of us who haven't, you'll be rooting for not just Huma, but for everyone she loves too.” – Pandora Sykes"A beautiful, refreshing and honest memoir about family, love, inheritance and loss" - Nikesh Shukla, author of Brown BabyYou can't choose who you fall in love with, they say.If only it were that simple.Growing up in Walsall in the 1990s, Huma straddled two worlds - school and teenage crushes in one, and the expectations and unwritten rules of her family's south Asian social circle in the other. Reconciling the two was sometimes a tightrope act, but she managed it. Until it came to marriage.Caught between her family's concern to see her safely settled down with someone suitable, her own appetite for adventure and a hopeless devotion to romance honed


Huma Qureshi:
Huma Qureshi is a writer, and former Observer and Guardian reporter. She is the winner of the 2020 Harper's Bazaar Short Story Prize and her collection of short stories, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love, will be published in late 2021 by Sceptre. She is a contributor to The Best Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly About Motherhood (2020).