Search Results: "Ahmad Akbarpour"


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THAT NIGHT'S TRAIN by Ahmad Akbarpour
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Short and simply told, but hard to follow and likely to have less meaning to children than to reflective older readers with authorial ambitions of their own. (Fiction. 12-14, adult)"
A writer's broken promise to a motherless child frames ruminations on story crafting and the sometimes conflicting imperatives of life and art. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, COMMANDER by Ahmad Akbarpour
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Tanks and fallen soldiers, no matter how innocently rendered, make this more suitable for older readers, but the recognition of the essential humanity of an enemy is a good lesson for all. (introductory note) (Picture book. 8-12)"
In the war between Iran and Iraq, a little boy loses his leg—and also his mother. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF A SULTAN by Ahmad  Javid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"An ardent but didactic devotional saga."
In this rapturous hagiography, the Sufi saint Sultan Bahu dazzles India with his spiritual radiance as he wins souls for Allah. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING FALCON by Jamil Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Fascinating material that's badly in need of artistic shaping."
These sketches of life in the tribal lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan mark the debut of the 80-year-old Pakistani author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt and inspiring."
Winning memoir by a Sufi rock musician determined to encourage harmony between the West and the Muslim world. Read full book review >

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UNIMAGINED by Imran Ahmad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A scrupulously well-intentioned look at how Christians and Muslims might live respectfully side by side."
Forthright, wry, entirely enjoyable memoir from a Pakistani-British businessman who grew up amid English Christians and questioned his adherence to Islam. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"An extremely valuable resource for political science students and those studying African economies and governments, but the author will have difficulty finding an audience beyond academia."
Wali leaves no stone unturned in this thoroughly researched analysis of the successes, failures and struggles of the Nigerian government in Sokoto State between 1976 and 1991. Read full book review >

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MY ISL@M by Amir Ahmad Nasr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A candid, cosmopolitan look at the experience of Islam in the digital age."
Occasionally glib, yet conversational, ultimately endearing account of a Sudanese-born Malaysian youth's reckoning with his inherited Islamic faith through the act of blogging. Read full book review >

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The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The author's eight years in government provide him with valuable insights into Nigeria's 'dysfunctional' political system."
A detailed firsthand account of failed leadership and corruption in the Nigerian government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2005

"A diverse sampling of contemporary Iranian letters, and a welcome tool for anyone seeking to understand a complex culture that has long been explained away as The Enemy."
"They smell your breath lest you have said ‘I love you.' " Read full book review >