The Children of This Madness

The Children of This Madness

by Gemini Wahhaj
The Children of This Madness

The Children of This Madness

by Gemini Wahhaj


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In The Children of this Madness, Gemini Wahhaj pens a complex tale of modern Bengalis, one that illuminates the recent histories not only of Bangladesh, but America and Iraq. Told in multiple voices over successive eras, this is the story of Nasir Uddin and his daughter Beena, and the intersection of their distant, vastly different lives.

As the US war in Iraq plays out a world away, and Beena struggles to belong to Houston's tony Bengali American community-many of whom serve the same corporate masters she sees destroying Iraq-recently widowed engineering professor Nasir Uddin journeys to America not only to see Beena and her new husband but the many former students who make up the immigrant community Beena has come to view with ambivalence. With subtlety, grace, and love, Wahhaj dramatizes this mingling of generations and cultures, and the search for an ever-elusive home that define the Bengali American experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798987747148
Publisher: 7.13 Books
Publication date: 12/05/2023
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 316,736
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)
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