Search Results: "Ahmed Rashid"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Rashid's concluding advice, although reasonable, requires too many leaders to come to their senses, but readers will welcome this insider's lucid, expert account of a disaster in the making."
In this grim but insightful sequel to Descent into Chaos (2008), veteran Pakistani journalist Rashid's outlook is perfectly expressed by the title of that earlier overview. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE OBLIVION MACHINES by Ray Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Clearly labeled a fable, the tale has instruction built into most passages, but those passages are occasionally breathtaking."
From Bradbury (for adults, Quicker Than the Eye, 1996, etc.), a fantasy with moments of brilliance swamped by mystical befuddlement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Useful if discomfiting reading for State Department types—and, perhaps, us all."
The "current course of the Bush administration in the Middle East is a doomed one," writes Khalidi (Arab Studies/Columbia Univ.; Palestinian Identity, 1997). Read full book review >

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ARE MUSLIMS SAVAGES? by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"Competent, unique verse, but not enough of it."
Osmani turns to poetry in trying to explain what it's like to be a Muslim in America during the era of the war on terror. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: April 25, 2012

"A deeply philosophical novel that uses Sufism to examine the nature of humanity and the universe."
A man in search of answers about life and the universe is visited by an otherworldly being in this novel influenced by Sufism. Read full book review >

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PROLOGUE TO DECODING THE QURAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2013

"A harrowing yet hopeful story of modern-day religious persecution."
A heartfelt memoir of Muslim-on-Muslim discrimination and oppression. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A must for those who appreciate satire, poetry and brevity."
More than mere entertainment, these poems are bite-size nutritious bits for your brain packed into a debut book from Osmani that can be devoured in one sitting. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENCE OF MAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"A confusing, advanced guide for those interested in an esoteric interpretation of Islam."
A mystical interpretation of the Quran and the nature of Islam. Read full book review >

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A BORDER PASSAGE by Leila Ahmed
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A beautiful tale that is a celebration not only of women and the author's native country (with all its flaws), but also of intellectual flowering."
A lucid and luminous evocation of growing up in a whirlpool of cultures and the rewarding struggle of sorting it all out. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"An intimate, welcome first-person account of a portion of South African history that remains foggy to many American readers."
Anti-apartheid political prisoner Kathrada examines his actions and the aftermath that resulted in 30 years of imprisonment. Read full book review >