[EBOOK / KINDLE] Bright Lines By Tanwi Nandini Islam

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  • Bright Lines
  • Tanwi Nandini Islam
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 9780143123132

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Tanwi Nandini Islam ¹ 5 Download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Tanwi Nandini Islam Summary Bright Lines Ure than with people She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems her uncle Anwar aunt Hashi and their beautiful daughter Charu her complete opposite One summer when Ella returns home from college she discovers Charu’s friend Maya an Islamic cleric’s runaway daughter asleep in her bedroom  As the girls have a summer of c. It was a pretty good book that kept me or less engaged throughout Honestly if I were not reuired to read this for a work training course I probably would not have picked this one up but it s good that I read something I normally wouldn t and I didn t think it was a waste of time I learned a lot about Bangladesh that I never knew before though there is much in the book about the different tribes peoples and places that were never made clear for me due to my lack of founding knowledgeThe characters were developedenough I never felt like any of the characters had their own strong and uniue voices They all seemed to have the same voice but spoke in that voice relative to their own role in the action The majority of the men in this book were pretty loathsome Anwar sorry I don t forgive him Renwan seemed pretty cold and superficial to Hawa Stalin really and Aman Sex and sexuality played big roles in this story but were never thought of critically To Anwar rape is one of the worst crimes a person can commit and rightfully so But apparently there is no problem with him experiencing his mistress Ramona solely as a sexual object I believe he even says something along the lines of I never really wanted to talk to her I just wanted to f her This same thinking is what allows men to rape without remorse I m not even totally convinced their sexual encounters were entirely consensual since he is the landlord of Ramona s home into which he barges in and throws himself on her unfortunately for Anwar after she shares some of her backstory uite the power imbalance The relationship between power and sex sexuality and biological identity is hinted at but a strong comment never arises The author really missed her chance to make a comment on sexism in Muslim societies with EllaEl El experiences liberation through her transition from identifying as a woman to man Well that s no surprise considering how confined Maya Charu and the other Muslim women in Bangladesh are due to their sex and the male sex s apparently uncontrollable attraction to them Charu is supposedly visually eaten up by the men who see her in Bangladesh because of her sex Maya cannot leave her father to go to college because of her sex As a man or someone who can pass as a member of the male sex mostly because she s not beautiful and has short hair Ella does not have to worry about covering her body She will be treated with the same respect and authority that men doFor a woman to be liberated she must deny her biology I hate that message There is nothing superior to men The women in this novel are far admirable than the men such as Hawa though her strict denial of her daughter s sexuality and punishing it by hitting Charu in the face with a hose is rather deplorable and Maya who have all the privilege to act and experience their sexuality as they please Charu has a minor eating disorder at some point in the novel which kind of never amounts to anything which at least the other characters recognize as a problem Why is hating your body acceptable for El and not for Charu They are both unhealthy El apparently becomes Anwar and Rezwan or something after having an orgasm I don t know Perhaps this was the author s reason for making El transgender but I couldn t grasp that El literally has traumatic episodes due to her past in Bangladesh and to claim she is now inhabited or experiences the lives and thoughts of two other men just sounds like further escapism and kind of delusion One of the themes in this book is escaping to return or escaping to better understand where you came from but El seems abused by this theme and honestly never really understands where she came from symbolized by her not knowing the location of her parents gravesBut anyway it was an entertaining and engaging read There are a few twists that keep it exciting at the end And it ll probably be a good book for a book discussion for which I had to read this Scream If You Want to Go Faster your body acceptable for El and not for Charu They are both unhealthy El apparently becomes Anwar and Rezwan or something after having an orgasm I don t know Perhaps this was the author s reason for making El transgender but I couldn t grasp that El literally has traumatic episodes due to her past in Bangladesh and to claim she is now inhabited or experiences the lives and thoughts of two other men just sounds like further escapism and kind of delusion One of the themes in this book is escaping to return or escaping to better understand where Očevi i oci you came from but El seems abused by this theme and honestly never really understands where she came from symbolized by her not knowing the location of her parents gravesBut anyway it was an entertaining and engaging read There are a few twists that keep it exciting at the end And it ll probably be a good book for a book discussion for which I had to read this

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Tanwi Nandini Islam ¹ 5 Download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Tanwi Nandini Islam Summary Bright Lines A vibrant debut novel set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh Bright Lines follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember Ella has longed to feel at home Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk she’s always felt at ease in nat. This debut novel is a kind of game changer for me I was interested to know what it must be like for Islamic immigrants settling in New York City but came away thinking I was the one adjusting to life in a strange country The experience of reading this debut is very New York but it is something else too It is so far from the lives of middle America that we may not recognize it as organic growth like a seed wrapped in a soil bomb of wetted soil and clay and tossed from a speeding bicycle We knew that American consciousness had changed what with the legalization of same sex marriage in Massachusetts in 2004 the election of a black man to the office of President of the United States in 2008 and the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado in 2012 But I did not know how changed it had become until I read this bookAt first I don t mind saying I thought this book was too long There were too many words too many interactions But as the outline of the story became clear I realized I would not know what to cut without destroying the careful grooming of our sensibilities It takes some time to come to the realization that while this is fiction and therefore not strictly true it is real enough to reuire us to adjust our perceptions of what we thought we knew about the world That is a big job for a debutThe novel itself describes a family of Bangladeshi immigrants to New York City They live in a reclaimed four story brownstone in Brooklyn the father rents a storefront the awning of which he paints lavender in the opening scene from a Muslim religious cleric and in which he has established Anwar s Apothecary He sells homemade jojoba shampoos bars of lavender soaps and beauty products among other substances that capitalize on his ability to extract essences Anwar s wife Hashi uses the garden apartment of their brownstone as a hair salon specializing in wedding parties One daughter Ella is a sopho at Cornell s Agricultural School and the other Charu is just turning eighteen and something of an entrepreneur designerseamstress She makes clothes and hijabs protective and beautiful rooms just for one out of old saris and other unusual fabrics for fun and extra cash She plans to attend NYU in the fall One immediately senses the enormous vitality in such a family But a family is just a family after all with all the complications and stressors two post adolescent but unmarried daughters pose to a household To add to the complexity the college aged daughter of the religious cleric from whom Anwar rents his storefront has run away from home and comes to stay at the Saleem s brownstone unbeknownst to her own father a brutal man with an ungovernable anger and a pure sense of rightness My introduction cannot prepare the reader for that summer 2003 in New York with the Saleems Bicycles sex pot religious fervor gay pride family hatreds night opening flowers silk saris infidelity hallucinations lentils heirloom seeds weddings mistakes indelible friendships forgiveness real love firebombs and growing up are all on the table It is a cornucopia that only immersion can satisfy One may come away thinking as I did that one s perception of the world has changed irrevocablyA couple of interesting and useful things Tanwi Islam taught me include the phrase maya lage which means something like feeling empathy and sympathy and love and hurt all in oneIt was fitting whether someone s house foreclosed or an earthuake claims thousands of lives In Buddhist and Hindu traditions the Goddess Maya is the Mother of Creation and is believed to manifest Nature simply by the power of Her will Hers is a truth that lies far beyond the veil of our existence The name Maya literally means illusion and is associated with magic You ll understand all this much when you finish Islam s novel when all is revealedIslam also introduced me to two writers I d not heard of before Tarfia Faizullah and Taslima Nasrin In the beginning to Part II entitled The Black Forest Islam credits three stanzas from Dhaka Nocturne that stopped me in my tracksI admit that when the falling hourbegins to husk the sky free of itssaffroning light I reach for anyonewilling to wrap his good arm rightaround me for as long as the ribboneddarkness allows Who wants after all to be seen too clearly Tarfia Faizullah from Dhaka Nocturne Seam The other reference Taslima Nasrin is mentioned later in the context of the suppression of writings from women by religious radicals She is a former physician and poet whose feminist writings have been banned in her native Bangladesh India Pakistananywhere Islamic fundamentalist views prevail A fatwa has been issued against her and she now lives temporarily in the United States for her protection Any book that insists itself upon my consciousness as much as this book has deserves some attention I expect we have not heard the last of Tanwi Nandini Islam and I can only celebrate that fact Popinjay Stairs young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember Ella has longed to feel at home Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk she’s always felt at ease in nat. This debut novel is a kind of game changer for me I was interested to know what it must be like for Islamic immigrants settling in New York City but came away thinking I was the one adjusting to life in a strange country The experience of reading this debut is very New York but it is something else too It is so far from the lives of middle America that we may not recognize it as organic growth like a seed wrapped in a soil bomb of wetted soil and clay and tossed from a speeding bicycle We knew that American consciousness had changed what with the legalization of same sex marriage in Massachusetts in 2004 the election of a black man to the office of President of the United States in 2008 and the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado in 2012 But I did not know how changed it had become until I read this bookAt first I don t mind saying I thought this book was too long There were too many words too many interactions But as the outline of the story became clear I realized I would not know what to cut without destroying the careful grooming of our sensibilities It takes some time to come to the realization that while this is fiction and therefore not strictly true it is real enough to reuire us to adjust our perceptions of what we thought we knew about the world That is a big job for a debutThe novel itself describes a family of Bangladeshi immigrants to New York City They live in a reclaimed four story brownstone in Brooklyn the father rents a storefront the awning of which he paints lavender in the opening scene from a Muslim religious cleric and in which he has established Anwar s Apothecary He sells homemade jojoba shampoos bars of lavender soaps and beauty products among other substances that capitalize on his ability to extract essences Anwar s wife Hashi uses the garden apartment of their brownstone as a hair salon specializing in wedding parties One daughter Ella is a sopho at Cornell s Agricultural School and the other Charu is just turning eighteen and something of an entrepreneur designerseamstress She makes clothes and hijabs protective and beautiful rooms just for one out of old saris and other unusual fabrics for fun and extra cash She plans to attend NYU in the fall One immediately senses the enormous vitality in such a family But a family is just a family after all with all the complications and stressors two post adolescent but unmarried daughters pose to a household To add to the complexity the college aged daughter of the religious cleric from whom Anwar rents his storefront has run away from home and comes to stay at the Saleem s brownstone unbeknownst to her own father a brutal man with an ungovernable anger and a pure sense of rightness My introduction cannot prepare the reader for that summer 2003 in New York with the Saleems Bicycles sex pot religious fervor gay pride family hatreds night opening flowers silk saris infidelity hallucinations lentils heirloom seeds weddings mistakes indelible friendships forgiveness real love firebombs and growing up are all on the table It is a cornucopia that only immersion can satisfy One may come away thinking as I did that one s perception of the world has changed irrevocablyA couple of interesting and useful things Tanwi Islam taught me include the phrase maya lage which means something like feeling empathy and sympathy and love and hurt all in oneIt was fitting whether someone s house foreclosed or an earthuake claims thousands of lives In Buddhist and Hindu traditions the Goddess Maya is the Mother of Creation and is believed to manifest Nature simply by the power of Her will Hers is a truth that lies far beyond the veil of our existence The name Maya literally means illusion and is associated with magic You ll understand all this much when Sunjata Penguin Classics you finish Islam s novel when all is revealedIslam also introduced me to two writers I d not heard of before Tarfia Faizullah and Taslima Nasrin In the beginning to Part II entitled The Black Forest Islam credits three stanzas from Dhaka Nocturne that stopped me in my tracksI admit that when the falling hourbegins to husk the sky free of itssaffroning light I reach for anyonewilling to wrap his good arm rightaround me for as long as the ribboneddarkness allows Who wants after all to be seen too clearly Tarfia Faizullah from Dhaka Nocturne Seam The other reference Taslima Nasrin is mentioned later in the context of the suppression of writings from women by religious radicals She is a former physician and poet whose feminist writings have been banned in her native Bangladesh India Pakistananywhere Islamic fundamentalist views prevail A fatwa has been issued against her and she now lives temporarily in the United States for her protection Any book that insists itself upon my consciousness as much as this book has deserves some attention I expect we have not heard the last of Tanwi Nandini Islam and I can only celebrate that fact

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Tanwi Nandini Islam ¹ 5 Download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Tanwi Nandini Islam Summary Bright Lines Landestine adventure and sexual awakenings Anwar owner of a popular botanical apothecary has his own secrets threatening his thirty year marriage But when tragedy strikes the Saleems find themselves blamed To keep his family from unraveling Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh to reckon with the past their extended family and each other. I really wanted to like this but I just couldn t get that into itThis felt like a great first draft of a novel The bones are there but it needed some editingWhere this book really shines is with atmosphere Nandini Islam makes Brooklyn and Bangladesh come to life Setting is probably this books strongest assetI think had the book focused primarily on El who s story is the strongest narrative throughout I would have loved it If this book had been primarily a ueer coming of age story wit trans rep I would have LOVED itUnfortunately it felt like the majority of the book was focused on Anwar who is the least compelling character in the whole book