Search Results: "Hamid Zaher"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A remarkable, eye-opening autobiography that's as relevant as it is revelatory."
A homosexual Afghan man soberly details his journey from a discriminative country toward freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCONTENT AND ITS CIVILIZATIONS by Mohsin Hamid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Passion and hope infuse Hamid's most incisive dispatches."
An acclaimed novelist reports on peril, war and peace. Read full book review >

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EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"One of the most bittersweet love stories in modern memory and a book to savor even while despairing of its truths."
Hamid (Discontent and Its Civilizations, 2014, etc.) crafts a richly imaginative tale of love and loss in the ashes of civil war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAMIC EXCEPTIONALISM by Shadi Hamid
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Fresh, provocative thinking on the 'Arab problem.'"
Why can't the Islamic world be more secular and liberal like "we" are? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"Another great success for Hamid and another illustration of how richly the colonial margins are feeding the core of literature in English."
An extravagantly good alternate-universe Horatio Alger story for the teeming billions, affirming all that's right—and wrong—with economic globalization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST by Mohsin Hamid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2007

"A superb cautionary tale, and a grim reminder of the continuing cost of ethnic profiling, miscommunication and confrontation."
A young Muslim's American experience raises his consciousness and shapes his future in this terse, disturbing successor to the London-based Pakistani author's first novel, Moth Smoke (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMADAN by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"That's not true of Rayyan's artwork, which is replete with images of the sacred and the profane; it's an eyeful of Islamic motifs, from delicate filigree to miniature panels to a well-lighted mosque that appears to be carved out of the dark. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Ghazi, while never stating forthrightly that Allah is the same God Christians and Jews worship, explains Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, with pedantry as the guiding force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 24, 2016

"A colorful account of the rise of Islamic radicals in Afghanistan."
This first installment of a two-volume history tracks the ascent of Afghanistan as a hotbed for terrorism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTH SMOKE by Mohsin Hamid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A strong novelistic imagination is at work in this unusual and compelling debut: a rich, and genuinely disturbing view of the external and inner worlds of one of the most engagingly disgraceful antiheroes in recent fiction."
First-person narration and interpolated "testimony" from his loved ones, cohorts, and victims are expertly interwoven in this dazzling first novel, a story that recounts the appalling misadventures of Pakistani equivalent of Donleavy's Ginger Man or Amis's Lucky Jim. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MOHSIN HAMID
by Megan Labrise

The key to understanding Mohsin Hamid’s slim, stunning new novel is in the doors.

“Rumors had begun to circulate of doors that could take you elsewhere, often to places far away, well removed from this death trap of a country,” Hamid writes in Exit West, an extraordinary love story that opens in an unnamed country under siege by militants ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SYRIA SPEAKS by Malu Halasa
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An English Pen Award winner, this anthology forms a rich, creatively diverse motif sublimely representative of a country and its people awash in strife and insurgency."
An emancipating exhibition from uprising artisans of Syria. Read full book review >