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I enjoyed this book and read in in a day!! They understand how to let a woman be a woman, to let her take care of them. It has to be like, “Shit, man, drvis brother is actually my dad! I like what one goodreads reviewer said about how it would be interesting if this book gets much more publicity as it would signify just how much of a platform has been funded for it.

Published January 9th by Little, Brown and Company.

His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been derviss only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to maericki. Back to this story: I remembered the afternoon of the ice cream social when Mina first taught me to listen to a still, small voice inside, hidden between and beneath the breath.


Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Apr 06, Moin Hussaini rated it really liked it. With Hayat’s Westernised family lacking in any strong religious convictions, it falls to Mina to teach him about Islam, and a combination of youthful confusion and his Told mostly in flashbacks to the early s, this coming-of-age novel drvis on Hayat Shah, a young Pakistani boy growing up in the American suburbs.

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He said that he thought that faith was an essential element in this country and this novel uses the Muslim faith as a way to explore that.

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American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

The characterization is adequate but not memorable. Reading it, I was reminded of a quote from dervvis brilliant writer friend of mine: What a wasted opportunity for a deeper discussion. The doctor had stayed in touch by mail with Mina, clandestinely, and knew her story.

A Novel 2-Copy Giveaway U. We all feel better, learn something, and feel more tolerant of Islam provided that the pract Here’s what I expected: Yet another book that gets rave reviews but gets a thumbs down from me. Preview — American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar. It points to the biases bred through cultural and historical American Dervish: I found American Dervish a pleasurable enough read: The fact is the main drama is with the adults and as a child he is witness to them and told of them but not always a part of it, which I found to be the weakness.


My family has a particular interest in the American Islamic community. This is the idea that I think Ayad Akhtarv depicts, and his Muslim characters suffer additional hardship in trying to maintain this ancient faith in America.

American Dervish

Ona postaje centar njegova svijeta. As a backdrop, the multiculturalism of the local community is very interesting, although there were times when I wished I could step outside Hayat’s first-person viewpoint and learn more about his family, neighbours and acquaintances. Lots of flaw characters Instead, I read a story which panders to the mainstream Western narrative of Pakistanis and Muslims as backward, dysfunctional, extremist abusers, a story in which the protagonist must reject his identity and religion to find any semblance of redemption.

And so when you are finished, do not rest, But return to your Lord with love Dec 16, Lauren rated americki dervis really liked it. I found the book very interesting and especially well written in describing the multi faceted joys and challenges growing up in an immigrant commmunity.