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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Both Sohail and Maya are dealing with the devils of their past. The novel’s biggest weakness is that the pacing doesn’t match the story.

Anam is a good storyteller, and I still muslmi the characters interesting here. The pace was slow at times, but the detailed descriptions of scenes made the story and the setting very real. Author Tahmima Anam lives in London. Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in Facebook facebook Twitter twitter Email mail.

Your basket is empty. Apr 18, Tas rated it did not like it. I struggled with this less than mslim war but I still had a hard time picturing the different places in Bangladesh Maya travels to. The Good Muslim picks up inover a decade after the end of A Golden Age, which chronicled the experiences of a family during Bangladesh’s war for independence.

Their very different takes on life creates tension between the two and their mother Rehana is oftencaught between the two. Now she was in retreat from them, passively accepting whatever tqhmima was they chose to kuslim The greatest shock for progressive Maya is encountering her beloved brother, who has sunk his horror at his own involvement in the war into the comforts of extreme religious conservatism.

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Jan 07, Regina Lindsey rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t know much about Bangladesh before starting this, and to be honest I still feel like I don’t, even though this book is rich in Bangladeshi history and culture. Books by Tahmima Anam. Maya still holds to her Revolutionary ideals but has goov journalism and trained as a doctor. To read the rest of my review please visit http: When she returns, Maya tries desperately to reconcile with the family she absolutely adores, and finds herself inside the world that her brother has created.


I needed the night of sleep and the strong coffee to fortify me against the heartache at the conclusion. Set in the dusty musljm 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.

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His religious devotion is so intense that he neglects his son’s needs and turns his back on old friends. Sohail wants to send his son to a madrasa and, as a result, tahmija conflict ensues between them and comes to a devastating climax. She still has the same revolutionary zeal, but Sohail has resorted to religiosity in its puritanical form. She’s determined to bring back the brother muslmi knew, a serious but loving brother who read Rilke and collected books.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? These are two souls who have survived the war of Independence that birthed the nation of Bangladesh, and the revolution that finally has calmed down in their world. And she has some interesting things to say about why people turn to extremism. The problem is that this is ultimately a story about family relationships, and it doesn’t benefit from so much jumping around; in A Golden Age, Anam let scenes and relationships develop more slowly, and it worked better.


She had told herself many times that marriage could not be for her. Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers. I really liked this book: Someone had to acknowledge the strangeness of this soul, and the distance it had traversed, millions and millions of years, in order to be here. The Good Muslim 8 76 Nov 26, He watched, worried she would stray too far. This compelling novel is a follow up to A Golden Age.

The central characters of the novel are Maya and Sohail. Maya became a doctor and shunned religion.

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Kuslim liked that it didn’t overshadow the human story, and it was present very much as an influence and a stage for some horrible, horrible stories, but I would have liked to have understood the scope of it better.

Sohail has a son, Zaid, who also plays taahmima significant role. She is essentially a non-believer. The author arrests the backdrop of Bangladesh and its landscape quite evocatively through her poetic prose and exquisite words.

This is the second novel in tajmima “Bengal Trilogy”. Sohail becomes a devout Muslim, using his gifts for oratory to build a following for a fundamentalist Islam that is completely foreign to his “pre-war” personality, while Maya becomes a surgeon and political activist who desperately tries to reclaim the soul of her beloved brother by mentoring his neglected young son, Zaid.

And when Sohail decides to send his son to a madrasa, the conflict between brother and tzhmima comes to a devastating climax. The Bones of Grace. His fervour is a crutch for his trauma, guilt and grief, his certainty built on shaky foundations. Show 25 25 50 All.