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Discontent and Its Civilizations By Mohsin Hamid

Discontent and Its Civilizations by Mohsin Hamid

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Summary

Collects the best of author's writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden and the writing of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London by Mohsin Hamid

Discontent and its Civilizations is the essential first collection of non fiction from Mohsin Hamid. Discontent and its Civilizations collects the best of Mohsin Hamid's writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden and the writing of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Unified by the author's humane, clear-headed and witty voice, the book makes a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity - both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race; and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities, as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'. Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. 'Mohsin Hamid is a master critic of the modern global condition, using humanization, wit, parody and other devices to examine how the fast pace of social and economic change has affected the individual' Foreign Policy 'The new voice of a generation. A writer at the top of his game' Metro 'One of the most talented writers of his generation' Daily Telegraph Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Discontent and Its Civilizations Reviews

Mohsin Hamid is a master critic of the modern global condition, using humanization, wit, parody and other devices to examine how the fast pace of social and economic change has affected the individual * Foreign Policy *
The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game * Metro *
One of the most talented writers of his generation * Daily Telegraph *
Smart doesn't begin to describe Hamid; he is the sort of thinker that could change hearts and minds * Booklist *
Lucid, informative and drily funny, these essays show that Hamid is one of the most perceptive commentators on contemporary global politics * Sunday Times *
Mohsin Hamid is reasonable, intelligent...in short, just the sort of commentator the world could do with right now * Independent *
Accessible, wise and beautifully clear * Metro *
Elegantly crafted . . . will delight devotees of his work, and intrigue newcomers. Hamid makes a compelling case for pushing back against the mono-identities of religion, nationality and race and for embracing the things that all human beings share. * Prospect *
In contrast with the debased language of extremism, militarism and nationalism, his is a humane and rational voice demanding a better future -- Duncan White * Sunday Telegraph *

About Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. His next novel, Exit West, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.

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GOR006242450
9780241146309
0241146305
Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London by Mohsin Hamid
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2014-11-27
208
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