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Akhtar, Ayad

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Works: 16 works in 101 publications in 14 languages and 3,342 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Bildungsromans  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Narrator, Performer, dki
Classifications: PS3601.K53,
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Publications about Ayad Akhtar
Publications by Ayad Akhtar
Most widely held works by Ayad Akhtar
American dervish : a novel by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
48 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,803 libraries worldwide
A young Pakistani boy, whose parents left the fundamentalists behind when they came to America, finds transformation and a path to happiness through a family friend, Mina, who shows him the beauty and power of the Quran
Disgraced : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging
The war within by J Castelo( visu )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
A would-be suicide bomber has a crisis of conscience after most of the other members of his cell are arrested
American dervish a novel by Ayad Akhtar( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. When Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat's heart is enflamed by the community's anti-Semitism and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most
The who & the what : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Smashing together references to Big love and David Letterman with quotes from the Prophet Muhammad and academic arguments about gender politics, this work treads on sensitive matters regarding Islam
Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
"New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging"--Page 4 of cover
The invisible hand : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
"In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating his release, he agrees to an unusual plan. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets"--Amazon.com
The invisible hand by Ayad Akhtar( file )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make. In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotiating his release, he agrees to an unusual plan. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets. "[A] tense, provocative thriller about the unholy nexus of international terrorism and big bucks..." (Seattle Times). "Ahktar again turns hypersensitive subjects into thought-provoking and thoughtful drama" (Newsday). "The prime theme is pulsing and alive: when human lives become just one more commodity to be traded, blood eventually flows in the streets" (Financial Times). "Whip-smart and twisty" (Time Out New York), "The Invisible Hand offers genuine insight into the future of the West" (Village Voice)
The war within vom Opfer zum Attentäter ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Amerykański derwisz by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Wewnętrzna wojna ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The invisible hand : by Ayad Akhtar( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Typescript, dated 12/2/14
Apelsinskalen by Ayad Akhtar( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
THE WAR WITHIN ( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ayad Akhtar and Amy Waldman two novelists on the lives of American Muslims before and after 9/11 by Amy Waldman( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Akhtar's American Dervish and Waldman's The Submission, both explore the lives of American Muslims, one in pre-9/11 suburbia and the other in post-9/11 Manhattan. In Akhtar's family drama, a father and son are fractured by their understandings of Islam. In Waldman's story, a city is outraged when a Muslim architect wins a blind competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. Following the conflicts within and between religions, these two brilliant debut novels grapple with identity, community, and a country in crisis
El aroma secreto del lim©đn y las especias by Ayad Akhtar( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (69)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Danish (4)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (3)
Serbian (2)
Spanish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Bosnian (1)
Polish (1)
Macedonian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Czech (1)
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