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She contantly reminds Hayat that forms of worship aren’t important to God, what’s important are the intentions of his heart. The writing doesn’t stand out in a way to warrant the accolades. Akhtar put that struggle to the page. I thought this was a very engaging book Preview — American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar.

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On the other hand, there were elements that got in my way americki dervis surrendering americki dervis aericki narrative. Even Hayat’s skeptical father can’t deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. All at once, I felt a swell of gratitude. The family are Americki dervis and Muslim, but do not really practice their faith.

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The next few pages describe a college class in which the professor challenges the authenticity of the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an, while the protagonist Hayat happily follows along. It points to the biases bred through cultural and historical lenses, which have the potential to traumatize the minds of our next generations of Muslims in America.


Books by Ayad Akhtar. Jul 18, metaphor rated it really liked it Shelves: Round up my review of 1. Deris, it dervvis a harrowing account, somewhat carelessly and superficially written, of one boy’s formative encounters with the best and worst that his religion has to offer. The author beautifully and painstakingly narrates the impressions of a child as he struggles to understand the complexity of Islam and thus his own identity, through the controversial messages from many well meaning people in his life.

Published January 9th by Little, Brown and Company. And finally I started to hear it. The narrow-minded and hypocritical members of the community intensify this effect during his most sensitive pre-adolescent years. Bijeli tigar – Aravind Adiga The White Tiger Introducing a major literary talent, The White Tiger offers a story of coruscating wit, blistering suspense, and questionable morality, told by the The naive purity of his adoration of Mina is touching, and his relationship with his parents, often awkward but full of love, is sensitively portrayed.

I recommend it but it’s not an “all-time great” I was interested in learning about the Pakistani culture and traditions, but towards the end of the book, it became too depressing. What should be complex issues clash of Islam and the West, sexual awakening, family turmoil, oppression of women and complex characters end up feeling flat and one-dimensional.


Gosh, if only Mina had not given him that Quran in the first place, what traumas might have been avoided?


She replies that her pain is how God speaks through her. Respect for yourself and respect for others. Meanwhile, none of the individual characters are perceptive enough to understand each other very well, so readers feel superior to the entire bunch. And then there was so much of the book that felt more like a nonfiction book about the Qu’ran. The story he writes is easy to follow, the timeline direct.

The doctor had stayed in touch by mail with Mina, americko, and knew her story. And believe me, Akhtar, who teaches acting at a fancy school in Vienna and has degrees from Columbia and Brown could definitely have gone there.

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