Search Results: "Jamil Nasir"


BOOK REVIEW

TUNNEL OUT OF DEATH by Jamil Nasir
Released: May 7, 2013

"A futile and self-indulgent exercise in so-whattery."
Nasir revisits familiar territory (The Houses of Time, 2008, etc.) in this venture into alternate realities on the etheric plane. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSES OF TIME by Jamil Nasir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Well worked-out and agreeably challenging, even though the ending's a bust."
Nasir (Distance Haze, 2000, etc.) explores the realm of lucid dreams. 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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SILENT TREES by Nasir Shansab
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2012

"A fine evocation of a crucial era in Afghanistan, suffused with pent-up violence."
Afghanistan teeters on the brink of the abyss in this searing historical novel. 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

ABSENT by Betool Khedairi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Initially sluggish, but not without rewards."
An intimate picture of life in a Baghdad apartment building during the perilous 1990s (following the Gulf War) is gradually assembled in this colorful novel, originally published by a university press in 2004. Read full book review >

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A SKY SO CLOSE by Betool Khedairi
Released: July 16, 2001

"Disappointing."
A young Middle Eastern woman's embattled—and elongated—coming of age, in a gracefully written if rather tepid first novel set in rural Iraq, Baghdad, and England. Read full book review >