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
Inhaltsangabe: ?[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.?
Ali Eteraz's Children of Dust is a spellbinding portrayal of a life that few Americans can imagine. From his schooling in a madrassa in Pakistan to his teenage years as a Muslim American in the Bible Belt, and 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.
Children of Dust begins in rural Islam at the lowest levels of Pakistani society in the turbulent eighties. This intimate portrayal of rustic village life is revealed through a young boy's eyes as he discovers magic, women, and friendship.
After immigrating with his family to the United States, Eteraz struggles to be a normal American teenager under the rules of a strict Muslim household.
In 1999, he returns to Pakistan to find the villages of his youth dominated by the ideology of the Taliban, filled with young men spouting militant rhetoric, and his extended family under threat. Eteraz becomes the target of a mysterious abduction plot when he is purported to be a CIA agent, and eventually has to escape under military escort.
Back in the United States, with his fundamentalist illusions now shattered, Eteraz tries to find a middle way within American Islam. At each stage of Eteraz's life, he takes on a different identity to signal his evolution. From being pledged to Islam in Mecca as an infant, through Salafi fundamentalism, to liberal reformer, Eteraz desperately struggles to come to terms with being a Pakistani and a Muslim.
Astonishingly honest, darkly comic, and beautifully told, Children of Dust is an extraordinary adventure that reveals the diversity of Islamic beliefs, the vastness of the Pakistani diaspora, and the very human search for home.
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne, 2009. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP17876279
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2709283776
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749871657
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749832314
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I3N10
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I5N10
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I5N01
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I3N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I5N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperOne. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0061567086I3N01