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October 27, 2020

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds edited by Marguerite Richards

 

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds edited by Marguerite Richards

Publisher: Penguin Random House SEA
Publication Date: 2019
Genre: Anthology, Non-Fiction
Buy Links: Kinokuniya Malaysia | MPH Online
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Source: Thank you Penguin Book SEA and Marguerite Richards for the eBook copy in return for an honest review
Rating: 4.25

Blurbs

An anthology revealing the multi-faceted experiences of people living in many Muslim worlds, which both challenges stereotypes and the responsibility to disband them.

Two schoolgirls in Yemen skip class, and wander into a yellow circus tent, empty except for one rusty cage. A Jordanian man spends a maddening summer in his sweaty apartment cursing his loud, ignorant neighbours. A woman in Beirut is heartsick, waiting for her kidnapped parrot to return. A young Bangladeshi-American argues with her father about her choice of boyfriend. A lady discovers the secret about the Pakistani neighbour who had stolen her birthday gifts. And an Iraqi soldier pines for an American journalist obsessed with someone else.

This ambitious collection is a four-year quest to find diverse stories from many Muslim worlds that build bridges between each of us, through intimate, and incredibly human experiences of love, loss, laughter and everything in between.


Non-Fiction is not really my forte so it does take me sometimes to finish the whole book besides my workloads nevertheless, I finish it all and that's important. By far, I love that this book centered around Muslims from many countries around the world. These are a collection of stories that shared about their experience, lives, loves, culture, the people, and the truth about it all.

There are some stories that I really love and kinda related much to me and inspired me to be a better person to reflect on my whole life, me as a Muslim and a few of them truly hit me hard also reading on how they have to gone through as a Muslim is seriously broke my heart and tear me apart somehow there are some which I'm not agreed with and not liking it much. Despite that, I'm happy that this collection of stories been shared with the world and they can read the truth about it all. I definitely will buy a physical book The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds so that I can have an open discussion with my family. 


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