Diary of a Jewish Muslim:A Novel Kamal Ruhayyim
Diary of a Jewish Muslim:An Egyptian Novel Kamal Ruhayyim
In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India´s partition and of one girl´s journey to find a new home in a divided countryIt´s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn´t know where she belongs or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it´s too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can´t imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha´s letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl´s search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Priya Ayyar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002957/bk_lili_002957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
[Portions of this audio drama contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised.]You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. Discover the challenges of being a teenage girl in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences of growing up in London. Directed by Sophie Moniram, the live stage production of The Diary of a Hounslow Girl was commissioned by Ovalhouse Theatre and toured the United Kingdom with Black Theatre Live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ambreen Razia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000444/or_orig_000444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Law professor Noah Feldman talks about democracy in Islamic countries and writer/director Eitan Gorlin talks about his new film, The Holy Land on this edition of Fresh Air. Noah Feldman is a professor of the New York University School of Law with a doctorate in Islamic thought from Oxford. Until recently he was head of the constitutional team with the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq. He continues to advise the Iraqi government on writing their constitution. Feldman is also the author of the new book, After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy. In the book he argues that it is time for Islamic democracies. Eitan Gorlin´s latest film The Holy Land won the Grand Jury Best Feature Film prize at the 2002 Slamdance film Festival. It´s a love story, loosely based on his novella Mike´s Place, A Jerusalem Diary and his experiences as a bartender there. Mike´s Place is a popular bar on the Tel Aviv waterfront where Jews, Muslims, internationals, atheists and devout people congregate. Since making the film, Mike´s Place, was the site of a suicide bombing. (Broadcast Date: August 5, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030805/rt_whyy_030805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.