TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Handsome Jew” by Ali Al-Muqri

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The Handsome Jew is a challenging and provocative novel that urges/ invites Muslims and Jews to contemplate themselves and the way they see the other through a doomed love story. This powerful novel tells the tragic saga of two lovers, Salem, a Jew, and Fatima, a Muslim, who fall in a forbidden, intense, and passionate love… Continue reading TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Handsome Jew” by Ali Al-Muqri

TMR Bookgroup Discusses Mai Al-Nakib’s “An Unlasting Home” with the author

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When you live in a conservative society, you run the risk of censure. How far should a philosophy professor stick her neck out to make a point? Would you put it all on the line in the pursuit of truth or justice, or whatever informs your intent? An Unlasting Home, by award-winning short story writer Mai Al-Nakib,… Continue reading TMR Bookgroup Discusses Mai Al-Nakib’s “An Unlasting Home” with the author

TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Last White Man” by Mohsin Hamid

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The Guardian calls Mohsin Hamid’s new novel “a hypnotic race fable,” in which “as white people suddenly awake in brown skin, they are forced to confront uncomfortable truths about power and identity.” “One morning Anders, a white man, woke up to find he had turned a deep and undeniable brown.” So begins Mohsin Hamid’s inventive… Continue reading TMR Bookgroup Discusses “The Last White Man” by Mohsin Hamid