Author(s): Tahmima Anam
Maya Haque - outspoken, passionate, headstrong - has been estranged from her brother Sohail for almost a decade. When she returns home to Dhaka hoping for a reconciliation, she discovers he has transformed beyond recognition. Can the two, both scarred by war, come together again? And what of Sohail's young son, Zaid, caught between worlds but desperate to belong? The Good Muslim is an extraordinary novel about faith, family and the long shadow of war.
What does it mean to be a good daughter, sister, friend and citizen - and a good Muslim?
The narrative shimmers with poetry. Anam seems to be a novelist not so much luxuriating in the act of writing as in total control of it, using just the right words to create her stunning story - Independent
Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa First Novel Award, and was the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. She lives in London.