Good Muslim

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HarperCollins, Aug 2, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
15 Reviews

They survived the Bangladesh war of independence, butnow that the fever of revolution has passed, siblings Mayaand Sohail Haque must face the challenges of peace. WhileMaya embraces her new life, training to become a doctor, herbrother, Sohail, wrestles with troubling memories of the war.Taking solace in his faith, he slowly sheds his identity as a youngpolitical leader to become a devout Muslim.

Stubbornly refusing to accept her brother’s transformation,Maya leaves her childhood home and travels deep intothe heart of the country. When she returns years later, she entersthe cloistered world Sohail has created, where she meetsand grows to love his son, Zaid. Soon she begins to understandthe power of her brother’s message and rekindles her long-heldhope of reconciliation. But when Sohail sends Zaid to a madrasaon a remote river island, Maya is forced to decide whereher loyalties ultimately lie.

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User Review  - Je Browning - Goodreads

This book was given to me and is not to my usual taste. However, I really enjoyed the story and having an insight into a completely different culture. It was quite slow paced, but the atmosphere ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Olsen - Goodreads

Alright, I'll give this one three and a half stars. I really enjoyed this novel, as it told the story of how badly war, religion, radicalization, and revolution can tear apart a family, no matter how ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in Paris, Bangkok, and New York. She holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her writing has been published in Granta, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. A Golden Age, her first novel, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. She lives in London and Dhaka.

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