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Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan

Eteraz, Ali

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ISBN 10: 0061567086 / ISBN 13: 9780061567087
Verlag: HarperOne, 2009
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Written with vivid descriptions, a smattering of urdu words and a very strong sense of nationalism. Children of Dust is an apt description of a thinking muslim.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0061567086

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?[Eteraz?s] adventures are a heavenly read.? ? O, the Oprah magazine

?In this supremely assured, lush, and rip-roaring book, Eteraz manages to do the impossible, gliding confidently over the chasm that divides East and West. Wildly entertaining?memoir of the first order.? ?Murad Kalam, author of Night Journey

Ali Eteraz?s award-winning memoir reveals the searing spiritual story of growing up in Pakistan under the specter of militant Islamic fundamentalism and then overcoming the culture shock of emigrating to the United States. A gripping memoir evocative of Persepolis, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and the novel The Kite Runner, Eteraz?s narrative is also a cathartic chronicle of spiritual awakening. Yael Goldstein Love, author of Overture, calls Children of Dust ?a gift and a necessity [that] should be read by believers and nonbelievers alike.?

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An extraordinary personal journey from Islamic fundamentalism to a new life in the west

In this spellbinding portrayal of a life that few Americans can imagine, Ali Eteraz tells the story of his schooling in a madrassa in Pakistan, his teenage years as a Muslim American in the Bible Belt, and his voyage back to Pakistan to find a pious Muslim wife. This lyrical, penetrating saga from a brilliant new literary voice captures the heart of our universal quest for identity and the temptations of religious extremism.

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Titel: Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan

Verlag: HarperOne

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: Hardcover

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