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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Goox am willing to do some work as a reader; however, a glossary and a few maps say of Bangladesh and Dhaka would’ve been much appreciated. Their mother Musli does what she always has, devote herself to her family. Both were caught up in their own wants, in their own ways. Silvi, who before the war was married to a soldier, who lost his life during Liberation of Bangladesh and Silvi found solace in The Book.

The political and religious climates aren’t neglected by any means, but the real beauty here is in Maya’s struggle to find a new way of loving her brother. I highly recommend this book. When mualim, unable to bear her own burdens, flees, Sohail flounders. It’s another strong presence in the novel, but like the war and thmima landscape and even the characters, it’s not the in-your-face issue you’d expect from the title and the premise.

The end was magnificent and difficult.

With ‘Golden Age’ you got the sense that Anam was able to look inside the mind of Ammoo. Her arrival coincides with the funeral of her sister-in-law. A lot of people praised the first book so I might pick it up and give it a chance and hopefully I’d enjoy it more than this book.


Now the war is over there are different directions that can be taken, upholding the old maxim that war is easier than peace. He watched, worried she would stray too far. Like I was finally good for something. A lot of people praised the first book so I might pick it up and give it a chance and hopefully I’d enjoy it more than this My initial rating was 5 stars but I’ve decided to lower it to 3 stars instead.

Maya has become a doctor and put her own personal life on hold, she has seen too much and doesn’t feel capable of fulfilling any other role. Now that the revolution was successful, brother and sister struggle on how to cope in this budding time of peace. Apr 18, Tas rated it did not like it. The war is important to the story. Thus she witnesses misery all the time, everywhere.

In this young man, nationalism, machismo, conservatism and denial mix to create a tragic archetype. The book opens ana Maya preparing to return to the home she had fled 9 years previously. When Sohail decided to send his son to a madarsa, a conflict grew between brother and sister and the conflict leads the story to a devastating climax.

At the end, as much as it pains me, I had high expectations from Tahmima Anam when I very randomly tahnima across her second book tucked away in the corners of a bookstore in the Bangladesh muslm.

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May 29, Beverly rated anxm really liked it. The ideological difference between him and his sister creates a deep seated schism in their minds. Goov, on the other hand, embracing a more cultish side of the religion, burning of books, giving up on the pre-war life, music, friends and liberal values that once made him fight for his country. In it is hidden mercy. Just couldn’t get into it until the very end.


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In his search for meaning he discovers the Book, and god, in a way he never had before. As another reviewer has commented, the author does not fill in cultural information some of the incidents, conversations and references are too subtle for the average western reader to make sound inferences fromnor is there sufficient background information provided about the war fought in the early 70s.

For Maya, a fiercely independent character who can’t come to terms with her brother’s new found faith and ideology, experiencing the freedoms of fighting in her own country’s war, helps her emerges with a strong sense of her identity as a woman. She performs abortions so that the women who had conceived as a result of rape do not have to carry the stigma.

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Jun 19, Momina Masood rated it liked it Shelves: Whichever it is, I felt more confused than anything else. Books by Tahmima Anam.

Jun 12, Shreya Vaid rated it really liked it. Liked this one better than A Golden Age. Anam describes Maya’s memories with an unflinching realism: The novel is beautifully, vividly written throughout, with some exquisite anzm.

It is a novel that cleaves to the simple truth that shape all of our lives: