Noor Cultural Centre

Muslim Writers Book Club: ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid

Nov 2nd 2019

Contemporary Muslim Writers Book Club:

‘Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid

Please join us for the final session in this 4-part introductory Book Club series on 21st Century Muslim writers in English.  Each session consists of a guided reading group discussion.

Session 4: ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ (2007) by Mohsin Hamid

Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre
Admission: $5

About the Book
Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ (2007) is the story of Changez, a young, Princeton-educated Pakistani who goes on to work at a prestigious financial analysis firm in New York City and falls in love with a woman from the upper echelons of New York society. He seems to have achieved the American dream–until 9/11 devastates the city. As the woman and city he loves suffer from new wounds and old scars, Changez finds that his place in society had shifted. ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ was short-listed for the 2007 Booker Prize and was the winner of several other awards.

About the Author
Mohsin Hamid is a British Pakistani novelist, writer and brand consultant. His other novels include ‘Moth Smoke’ (2000) and ‘Exit West’ (2017).

This program is curated and facilitated by
Kurosh Amoui, PhD candidate in Social & Political Thought at York University, Toronto.


For more information about the series, please click here