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Beloved Strangers by Maria Chaudhuri
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From the title’s oxymoron onwards, it is clear that Maria Chaudhuri’s memoir will be built around contradictions. Islam versus Christianity is a background note, but the major theme is East versus West — specifically, Chaudhuri’s native Bangladesh set against America, where she attended university and later lived and worked. Religion, sexuality, dreams and second chances at love are all facets of the author’s search for a sense of home and family in a life of shifting loyalties.

(Full review to appear in October 2015 issue of Wasafiri literary magazine.)
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February 11, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 11, 2014 – Shelved
April 6, 2015 – Shelved as: memoirs
April 6, 2015 – Shelved as: reviewed-wasafiri
April 17, 2015 – Started Reading
April 20, 2015 –
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April 22, 2015 – Finished Reading

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