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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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. The two have had no contact sincewhen Maya fled from Dhaka in anger at her brother’s complete renunciation of all the worldly things he once treasured.

I kept my frustrations at check about the glacial pace and the jumpy narrative and breezed through the pages. All this may make The Good Muslim sound heavy — but it isn’t.

The wife is beaten to the point of requiring 3 months of hospitalization, and Maya, after receiving some very definite threats, decides to return home. Maya returns to Dhaka in While I admit to a general ignorance about the issues and history of Bangladesh, I was most disappointed that Anam’s book did little to engage me.

Your basket is empty. Maya becomes a doctor and helps women traumatised during the war, anaam abortions for many who were raped; she then spends time in a village as a medic, having left her home.

But I didn’t understand. The book follows a family in Bangladesh inat the end of Pakistan’s brutal civil war. Like I was finally good for something. Jun 19, Momina Masood rated it liked it Shelves: Set in the dusty streets of Dhaka and the villages and river-islands of rural Bangladesh, at a time when the rise of religious fundamentalism was a whisper in the wind, The Good Muslim is an epic, unforgettable story of the challenges of peace in the long shadow of war.


Revolution And The Question Of ‘The Good Muslim’

It switches from just after the war and independence to ten years later. I’ve realized after reading a different book that this one wasn’t as good as I thought it wasand even though I read this book four days agoI can barely remember what happened which proves just how much it didn’t leave an impact on tahmia.

Show 25 25 50 All. The novel’s biggest weakness is that the pacing doesn’t match the story. Months after uprisings in countries like Egypt and Tunisia, we can watch that question tahmmia out — in different stages — across the Middle East.

I thoroughly enjoyed Golden Age and had recommended it to many non-Bangladeshi friends. Maya is a character that I found v I want to tread lightly with my review, mainly because I don’t want to offend anyone who is Muslim.

These are two souls who have survived the war of Independence that birthed gahmima nation of Bangladesh, and the revolution that finally has calmed down in their world. Set in Bangladesh at a mhslim when religious fundamentalism is on the rise, The Good Muslim ana an epic story about faith, family, and the long shadow of war.

Honestly, I did not know much about the history of Bangladesh until I read these two novels. He fall sin love with a young woman he rescues from sexual servitude in an army barracks.

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Just couldn’t get into it until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed A Golden Age, so I had high hopes for this book. The nightmares that came from pain and bloodshed have made it almost completely impossible for him to be at peace and begin a new life.


Several different religious and military leaders were named, tqhmima I couldn’t follow who they were or what happened to them. But both of them were selfish.

The Good Muslim

Both of these facts most likely decreased my appreciation for The Good Muslim: He’s now considered a holy man, and people – especially women – arrive from all over the world, climbing the ladder to the tin shack he built on abam of her mother’s house to hear him speak.

Worst of all, her beloved brother, Sohail, has become a stranger to her, abandoning his liberal beliefs to become a strict religious leader.

I know this a book I will not soon forget. How do citizens start over after the rush of revolution? She is essentially a non-believer.

The story begins with Maya returning to Dhaka, after years of self-imposed exile working as a village doctor. She lives in London. This story opens with the daughter who goes into exile for seven long years to study medicine and to open up her own practice as a doctor, returning back to her hometown where her old mother is still waiting for her and her ex-soldier brother is vouching towards the narrow philosophy of his religion’s preaching, thereby creating a gap stronger than their years of distance between the brother and the sister.