Book 131: A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

Finished reading on April 13th, 2014

Rating: 9/10

In 1959 a young widow Rehana loses her children Sohail and Maya – they’re taken from her by her brother-in-law’s family to Karachi, Pakistan. The children stay there for a year, while Rehana is searching for a way to get them back.

The story continues in the year 1971, the children have been back with Rehana in Dhaka, East-Pakistan for ten years, and while Rehana’s family is having a party, there are political and military events afoot, that throw the lives of people in East-Pakistan in to the middle of a war.

The young people are fighting for a separate country from Pakistan – Bangladesh, and Rehana’s son and daughter are actively taking part in the fight.

A Golden Age is an interesting novel showing the life of a family and the birth of a country…

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