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The Good Muslim has ratings and reviews. Pankaj Mishra praised A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, as a “startlingly accomplished and. In “A Golden Age,”Tahmima Anam chronicled Bangladesh’s war for independence through the story of Rehana Haque, a widow drawn. Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” — Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory Set in Bangladesh at a ti.

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I found myself feeling so many emotions at once that I couldn’t put the book down, and when I had to sleep, I thought about and picked it back up as soon as I awoke this morning.

Now looking forward to the last book in the series, The Bones of Grace. But gpod characters demonstrate a strength and resilience that enables each of them to forge a new identity that they are comfortable with. It’s a different book – a quieter book. Many lines were beautifully written, and managed to pierce the heart with their power. In the story of The Good Muslim, you come across both types of characters.

The author’s writing is emphatic and extremely eloquent and it is laced with strong, heart felt emotions that will move the readers deeply.

Bangla Desh 3 books. In A Golden Age, there’s a certain ambivalence toward Maya, which I put down to seeing her through Rehana’s eyes, where Rehana is ambivalent about her daughter. Sohail has a son, Zaid, who also plays a significant role.

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam – review

When she returns, Maya tries desperately to reconcile with the goodd she absolutely adores, and finds herself inside the world that her brother has created. That was how she emerged: Not only does she have a gift for language with beautiful prose, but she understands the complexity of human emotions and relationships.

July 31, 6: And yet, she tried to save him too. Maya, who never discusses why she came back so suddenly, indulges one her friends into the secret that she convinced pregnant women to take a bath in the village pond, making way for consequences that turned out to be dire for both of them. I have read a couple gooc books this year which incorporate this war from different perspectives Basti and Midnight’s Children and this is definitely my fa Set a number of years after the end of the Bangladesh War of Independence, this novel follows the Haque family and documents how they try to recover from the events of the war, long after its end.

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The whole is well written and I will certainly look out for the third in the series.

I received an advance review copy of this book for free through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program. Honestly, I did not know much about the history of Bangladesh until I read these two novels. I find it frustrating that this book was not better, because it very well could have been. Tahmima Anam is an eloquent voice in the world mus,im contemporary fiction.

They tahmlma against her after a woman delivers a Downs Syndrome child, and her husband assumes his wife has had an affair with a Chinese man. While I admit to a general ignorance about the issues and thamima of Bangladesh, I was most disappointed that Anam’s book did little to engage me. She still has the same revolutionary zeal, but Sohail has resorted to religiosity in its puritanical form.

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Who Is ‘The Good Muslim’? Pankaj Mishra praised A Golden AgeTahmima Anam’s debut novel, as a “startlingly accomplished and gripping novel that describes muslimm only the tumult of a great historical event. Fast forward to and Maya has received a telegram informing her of Silvi’s death. They are living in the newly independent Bangladesh, now under a Dictator and the shadow of war hasn’t left them.

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Since the ending was good, that’s why added another star. Anam’s intelligent style is perfectly suited to the dissection of this new, altered Bangladesha country of hypocrisies, doubts and strange metamorphoses. The ideological difference between him and his sister creates a deep seated schism taymima their minds. Separated during the war, Maya met her brother, Sohail a decade after the war.


Tahmima Anam’s strength lies in writing about the intricacies of familial love and loyalty. His beloved wife Sylvi has just died, leaving behind a little son, Zaid, who, almost illiterate and entirely wild, has to bring himself up as his father refuses to allow him a modern education or even a normal life. Rehana Haque, her mother, although still prominent, has taken a back seat, and her brother Sohail, the Good Muslim of the title, has become a distant, inaccessible character.

In the dying days of a brutal civil war, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. In a nutshell, this is an intriguing, enlightening yet painful story that will make the readers ache for the characters in the end, and will also fill their hearts with a sense of respect and love for their families, as the author strongly portrays the meaning of having a family through this story. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

He has a son, eight-year-old Zaid, who looks like a servant boy in tattered clothing, too-small sandals and grimy hands. Only at the end did I feel something more for him than Maya’s anger and frustration, though I pretty much hated him for the way he treated his son, and I disagree with Maya that it was her fault, what happened to Zaid.

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