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Discontent and Its Civilizations By Mohsin Hamid

Discontent and Its Civilizations by Mohsin Hamid

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Summary

Presents 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'.

Discontent and Its Civilizations Summary

Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London by 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'.

Discontent and Its Civilizations Reviews

Accessible, wise and beautifully clear * Metro *
Mohsin Hamid is reasonable, intelligent...in short, just the sort of commentator the world could do with right now * Independent *
Smart doesn't begin to describe Hamid; he is the sort of thinker that could change hearts and minds * Booklist *
In contrast with the debased language of extremism, militarism and nationalism, his is a humane and rational voice demanding a better future * Sunday Times *
Lucid, informative and drily funny, these essays show that Hamid is one of the most perceptive commentators on contemporary global politics * Sunday Telegraph *
One of the most talented writers of his generation * Daily Telegraph *
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 *
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 *
The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game * Metro *

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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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London by Mohsin Hamid
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2015-08-06
208
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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