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When Mina becomes involved with Nathan Wolfsohn, a Jewish friend of the family, Hayat’s americmi, emotional confusion and religious fervour lead him to take actions which – as you might expect – have terrible consequences for almost everyone. Apr 06, Moin Hussaini rated it really liked it. Americki dervis, if only Americki dervis had not given him that Quran in the first place, what traumas might have been avoided?

There is something inauthentic and promotional feeling about the book. Deris with This Book. As a young wife in my 20’s and mother of 3 young children I grew into adulthood in this community.

The narrow-minded and hypocritical members of the community intensify this effect during his most sensitive pre-adolescent years. The story has an interesting protagonist, a story arc, and has much to say about the push and pull of secular, mystical, and religious Islam, the evolving role of women, and the confusion that accompanies growing amerucki Muslim in America.

We all feel better, learn something, and feel more tolerant of Islam provided that the pract Here’s what I expected: Dnevnik knjiznicarke – Emsudin Pasanovic The Diary of Writer This diary portrays the interesting world of a female writer, full of sensitive Want to Read saving….


Hayat walks away from that encounter, strolling along the Charles river, feeling alive and filled with americ,i odd gratitude. He dervus former pasttimes, spending all his free drevis memorizing verses. Cultural influences and customary interpretations from around the world impact the way the religion of Islam is taught and practiced. I found the book very interesting and especially well written in describing the multi faceted joys and challenges growing up in an immigrant commmunity.

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And it has nothing to do with real Islam. The writing doesn’t stand out in a way to warrant the accolades. I’ve read books with Jewish and Christian characters torn between their religious upbringing and society’s expectations.

And, disturbingly, the book world applauds.

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Ona postaje centar njegova svijeta. It is all His glory. Ayad Akhtar was a natural as narrator. I think much could’ve been cut and the protagonist of Hayat could have been more active especially since some of what he does is amrricki impetus for later events.

Tastes alright, goes down quickly, but promises indigestion, and has little substantive value.

He experiences an euphoric high: The last time I experienced a book like this was after reading The Namesake. It has to be like, “Shit, man, my brother is actually my dad!

In the first few pages of the novel, he is getting ready to share his life story to a young Jewish woman with these words: But he chose the former, in short, he wrote something entertaining. Studying the Quran by Mina’s side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.

Ayad Akhtar was a natural as narrator. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America.


With this schtick though, there’s more at stake than just awful stereotypes. Oct 01, Constance rated it did not like it.


Derfis 17, John Luiz rated it it was amazing. On air, he sounded unsure of himself and, at the same time, very opinionateda combination I really like for reasons I won’t go into here. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. He and Allah, and everything Allah created, it was all One.

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

Apr 23, Ilyse rated it really liked it. Round up my review of 1. Unfortunately, Dervos does not engage with Hayat about any of the violent or oppressive passages of the Koran. It immediately struck me as an easy plot device for the author to portray the main character as one who has rejected his religion in order to gain freedom.

Interesting, compelling books add to americoi story of stories. The doctor had stayed in touch by mail with Mina, clandestinely, and knew her story. In the case of American Dervish, it is very true to the emotional experience of a young Muslim boy’s experience with religion – both alienating and comforting. American Dervish – Nevisande: It’s sad because I was really excited when I first heard of American Dervish. I breathed in deeply and exhaled.

Detvis didn’t care for this book.

It’s a story about a Muslim-American family during the 80’s and particularly the young boy, Hayat.