A Silent Life

A Silent Life by Ryhaan Shah

 Average Review: (0) Reviews

ISBN 13: 9781845230029

ISBN 10: ‎1845230027

Author: Ryhaan Shah‎

Published: May. 1st 2005

Language: English‎

Format: Paperback‎

Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.

Length: 196‎

silent





Aleyah Hassan knows from an early age that some mystery surrounds her grandmother who, except for praying incessantly, spends her days in silence. When Aleyah finally breaks down her mother's reluctance to reveal the family's heart of darkness, she learns that Nani once had a great deal to say, that she was drawn to a vision of revolutionary politics and the desire to speak on behalf of the sugar workers of their village. But in the Guyana of the 1940s, a woman could not play such a role, and Nani was forced to act through her husband, Nazeer. He, lacking his wife's abilities, was destroyed by the villagers' humiliating perception of him as a man ruled by his wife. What has never been clear is the extent to which Nani was directly responsible for his self-destruction. When Aleyah grows up academically gifted and with the desire to change the world, her family is both proud and concerned, particularly by Aleyah's and Nani's mutual attraction. And later, when Aleyah, following a scholarship to England, has to choose between her work for a radical aid agency and her children and marriage to a charming but lightweight fellow Guyanese, family history appears to be repeating itself.In a novel that moves easily between the socially realistic and the poetic, "A Silent Life" combines strong social themes (concerning gender and race) with a narrative that explores mythic patterns through elements of the other-worldly.

Related Books
  • Posau Hwyl

    Posau Hwyl‎

    ISBN 13: 9781845271404‎

    ISBN 10: 1845271408‎

    Posau geiriol, gweledol a mathemategol i ddifyrru plant 9-11 oed yn bennaf. Hanner cant o bosau yn cynnwys atebion yng nghefn y llyfr. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru...
  • Origin of Everyday Things‎

    ISBN 13: 9781845250485‎

    ISBN 10: 1845250486‎

    Whether you're a history buff, science student, lover of popular culture or a natural born detective, The Origin of Everyday Things is the ultimate guide to help curious minds unravel and unwind. A de...
  • Chaucer and the Doctor of Physic‎

    ISBN 13: 9781845293109‎

    ISBN 10: 184529310X‎

    The date is 1373. Geoffrey Chaucer - poet, diplomat and sometime spy - is newly returned to England from a successful mission in Florence. Scarcely has he set foot on the London wharfs than he is desp...

Klicken Sie zur Bewertung auf die Sterne


Username:


Email:


Title:


Review: