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The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam
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A story of opposite paths followed by a brother & sister in Bangladesh seen more by what the sister, Maya does. May left home, became a doctor and worked (presumably happily) in a village to help villagers by delivering babies and doing what a GP does. She is dismissed by supersitious people when a medical problem happens which is not her fault. She comes home, after 7 years, her Mother is happy to see her, but her brother shows no attention to her, nor to his son. After participating in war and unrest, he has become a religious "freak", a fundamental Muslim. Maya doesn't seem to even think about doctoring anymore; she does worry about her Mother who gets cancer and her nephew who is not permitted to go to school nor have decent clothing. The denouement relates to her reaching better understanding about what she needs to do in life.

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