Exit West, published in 2017, is the fourth novel of British Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. The critically acclaimed work of Hamid follows two young lovers who escape their home which develops to be a battleground between the rebels and the government. As they migrate throughout the world they face the difficulties of life that come along with the label of refugee. From nationalism to moral dilemmas to existential crises to death, the two have no shortage of problems to face and to solve. But one simply doesn't fall to the flames of hell to rise from those flames as the same person as they were before falling. Difficulties change, mold and often define who we are. How does these difficulties mold, change and define Nadia and Saeed? “but that is the way of things, for when we migrate, we murder from our lives those we leave behind.”
Enjoy our presentation of Exit West, written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Riverhead Books. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. Exit West has received many accolades, including Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Novels of the Decade and the Aspen World Literary Prize. Please be advised, Exit West contains violence and racism. This title is available in both ebook and audiobook format through Libby.Libby eBook - https://www.overdrive.com/media/2814358/exit-westLibby Audio - https://www.overdrive.com/media/2812965/exit-west Please visit www.calvertlibrary.info for more information.Music: Sad Clown (excerpt) by Orquesta Arrecife. Licensed under CC BY-SA 1.0 http://www.opsound.org/artist/orquestaarrecife/
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"Everybody is a story-teller...we make sense of our lives through stories" - Mohsin Hamid - Episode 46
Mohsin Hamid was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1971 - and having degrees from Princeton University and then Harvard Law School, he soon realised that practicing Law was not meant for him. Mohsin Hamid is the author of four novels -- Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West -- and a book of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations. His writing has been translated into forty languages, featured on bestseller lists, and adapted for the cinema. In this podcast Mohsin talks about his journey from Law to Corporates to Pen to thoughts and to words. He shares his love for being amongst people, from having great conversations to spending time alone with his thoughts and edits. He also shares with us his intentional disconnect with social media, how he manages the immediacy of his attention, and he loves showing up for "work" Mohsin beautifully describes his key learnings of being a writer, his relationship with words and his relationship with vulnerability. Mohsin Hamid Website: mohsinhamid.com
Enjoy this lively book discussion between Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson and Deputy Director Christine Jones. They’re librarians who love a good book but almost never agree on what makes a book great. In this episode, Christine picks Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. This podcast contains spoilers, so please read the book before listening!
An episode we recorded in 2018, but remains as timely as ever. Looking at Mohsin Hamid's books The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West to talk about breathing life into historical moments, and writing with human dignity.
The Award Winning Book Club Reviews Exit West By Mohsin Hamid
Recording Library of West Texas
Listen to the Award Winning Bookclub review Exit West byMohsin Hamid live from the recording studio at the Recording Library of West Texas. RLWT is a 501.c3 non-profit organization dedicated to converting text to audio for those with a visual, physical or learning impairment. Join in on our book club that you can listen to anywhere!Support us at www.recordinglibrary.org
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