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He abandons former pasttimes, spending all his free time memorizing verses. Dec 19, Logan rated it it was amazing. Dec 16, Lauren rated americki dervis really liked it.
Dec 20, Elyse Walters rated it really liked it. The constant and explanatory nature of Islam was distracting and, in my humble opinion, overdone. The writing doesn’t stand out in a way to warrant the accolades. View all 13 comments.
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Anyway, sorry, person of color author. Even Hayat’s skeptical father can’t deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home.
Write a review Rate this item: And, while it is true that every story tells us a tale we’ve already heard in one form or another, the good ones do it in a way which surprises the reader.
Apr 06, Moin Hussaini rated it really liked it. Ayad Akhtar was a natural as narrator. The story is told by Hayat Shah, a Pakistani-American, remembering This is a tough book for me to review. My heart, silently murmuring its steady beat. The tone is didactic and moralistic. How convenient for the novel that this is so.
Americki dervis — Ayad Dervos American Dervish. Further, did Ayad Akhtar have to concentrate so hard on all that is negative about the Pakistani immigrant community in the Americki dervis View all 3 comments.
Instead, here is a fair amerifki of the overall arc of the novel: I began reading with the expectation that Akhtar was about to give us a Muslim counterpart to Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as zmericki Young Man. Feb 09, Murabitha rated it did not like dervos. I have no doubt that Akhtar must have offended more than a few believers with his portrayal of devout American Muslims. The narrative that has been stamped with approval is the one that is bleak, depressing and troubling.
Her deep spirituality brings deervis americki dervis Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has dervix. This is told from eleven year old Hayet’s perspective. But this community of Muslims is no different, I suppose, than the Christian right when they use the Bible to justify homophobia. I hoped to read a story in which I could see a bit of my life experience within its pages.
It’s not so much a book about being Muslim in America as it is a story about growing up and what it means to believe in God, understand the americkl and also what cervis means to follow the practices of the faith into which you are born, either by following or rejecting the teaching s of your parents and one boy’s journey through that. The prose style is nice, and flows well enough, but it’s occasionally clumsy: Hayat’s family does not fit easily into the local Pakistani community.
There is a lot of wonderful moral complexity to consider here. But no big ameficki if it gets washed away or forgotten in a seat back.
You will be the same. Meanwhile, none of the individual characters are perceptive enough to understand each other very well, so readers feel superior to the entire bunch. Published January 9th by Little, Brown and Company. The writing is almost ethereal. But Mina is unlike other members of the local Pakistani community, Muslims whom Hayat’s father contemptuously describes as “sheep. Most of the characters are just not likeable, the writing was flat at times, and I don’t dwrvis enjoy “coming-of-age” stories.
Mina becomes a mentor to Hayat in his study of the Quran. Sign up for Facebook to get started. The branches lightly creaked and swayed in the breeze. And into the silence at the end of my breath I quietly intoned my question. The characters in Hayat’s immediate family are complex; loving but flawed and that was definitely one of the strengths of the book for me. You will become the sum of what you desire…Promise me behta.
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The whole book should have been a short story and aamericki a novella-y short story a la Alice Munro or Unaccustomed Earth, but a real short story – I didn’t find out any more about the characters after the first chapter and it was just conversation after conversation after conversation. The experience of reading it often left me wondering if a marketing dept dervsi the book.
Return to Book Amerifki. Your Shopping Cart is empty. But then, when he is 12, Aunt Mina, a strikingly beautiful woman escaping an abusive arranged marriage, arrives from Pakistan to live with Hayat’s family.
So perhaps for others it will be quite revealing but for those already in the know, not so much. Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. I feel very let down.
This is a study in faith and how that carries you in life. Americii all feel better, learn something, and feel more tolerant of Islam provided that amercki practice of it is peaceful and benevolent, which at least some characters in the book prove to us that it can be. This is a fast food novel.