Publisher: Grove Press (January 5, 2016)
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“A flexible prose stylist... [Aboulela’s] lyrical type and incisive portrayal of Muslims dwelling within the West got compliment from the Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee... [she is] a voice for multiculturalism.”—New York TimesIt’s 2010 and Natasha, a part Russian, part Sudanese professor of background, is studying the lifetime of Imam Shamil, the nineteenth century Muslim chief who led the anti-Russian resistance within the Caucasian warfare. whilst shy, unmarried Natasha discovers that her superstar pupil, oz., is not just descended from the warrior but additionally possesses Shamil’s invaluable sword, the Imam’s tale comes vividly to lifestyles. As Natasha’s courting with oz. and his beautiful actress mom intensifies, Natasha is pressured to confront concerns she had lengthy attempted to avoid—that of her Muslim history. while oz. is by surprise arrested at his domestic one morning, Natasha realizes that every little thing she values stands in jeopardy.Told with Aboulela’s inimitable splendor and narrated from the perspective of either Natasha and the ancient characters she is gaining knowledge of, The Kindness of Enemies is either an engrossing tale of a provocative interval in heritage and a major exam of what it really is to be a Muslim in a submit 9-11 international.