The Reluctant Fundamentalist



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The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid

A thrilling metafictional novel about identity, ideals, racism, terrorism, American patriotism and imperialism, loyalty and distrust. Frame narrative: On a single afternoon at a Lahore café, Changez, a Pakistani man tells an unnamed American stranger about his life: Beginning with his elite education at Princeton and continuing into professional success in glittering New York City. However, after the attacks of 9/11, the world Changez has known and thrived in changes, threatening to take away the very foundation of his past, present and future identity.

This story is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching, e.g. in Ethics and Social Studies.

· · 2007

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Hamid, Mohsin. The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Penguin, 2008. 209 pp., ISBN 9780141029542

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