Discontent and Its Civilizations
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Discontent and its Civilizations collects the best of Mohsin Hamid’s writing on subjects as diverse and wide-ranging as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden and the writing of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Unified by the author’s humane, clear-headed and witty voice, the book makes a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity – both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race; and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities, as ‘Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one’.
© Mohsin Hamid 2014 (P) Penguin Audio 2022
Accessible, wise and beautifully clearMetro
Mohsin Hamid is reasonable, intelligent…in short, just the sort of commentator the world could do with right nowIndependent
Smart doesn’t begin to describe Hamid; he is the sort of thinker that could change hearts and mindsBooklist
In contrast with the debased language of extremism, militarism and nationalism, his is a humane and rational voice demanding a better futureSunday Times
Lucid, informative and drily funny, these essays show that Hamid is one of the most perceptive commentators on contemporary global politicsSunday Telegraph
One of the most talented writers of his generationDaily Telegraph
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