In Exit West by Moshin Hamid, a young couple seeks refuge from their war torn homeland. Their path leads them through fictitious doors: to a crowded camp on the Greek Island of Mykonos, an abandoned London mansion, and to California’s Marin County. While Hamid effectively conveys the experience of a war zone and the hardships faced by refugee, he is more interested in “in the psychology of exile and the haunting costs of dislocation” (NYT).” The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam is “an aching, lyrical story” (Kirkus Reviews) about a Muslim widow and her Christian neighbors whose community is consumed by violent religious intolerance.
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin