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Akhtar, Ayad

Overview
Works: 14 works in 99 publications in 14 languages and 2,898 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Performer, Scenarist, dki
Classifications: PS3601.K53, 813.6
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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 )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,648 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 )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 410 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 319 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 )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 282 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
De hemelverdiener : roman by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 154 libraries worldwide
De jonge zoon van in de VS wonende Pakistaanse ouders hecht zich zo aan een een vrouwelijke gast uit Pakistan die hem de koran laat waarderen, dat hij haar keuze voor een joodse man niet kan accepteren
The who and the what : a play by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Disgraced explores the conflict that erupts within a Muslim family in Atlanta when an independent-minded daughter writes a provocative novel that offends her more conservative father and sister. Zarina has a bone to pick with the place of women in her Muslim faith, and she's been writing a book about the Prophet Muhammad that aims to set the record straight. When her traditional father and sister discover the manuscript, it threatens to tear her family apart. With humor and ferocity, Akhtar's incisive new drama about love, art, and religion examines the chasm between our traditions and our contemporary lives
La donna che mi insegnò il respiro : romanzo by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Himmelssucher Roman by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Eine Geschichte von Verblendung, Schuld und der Hoffnung auf Versöhnung Milwaukee, Ende der siebziger Jahre: Hayat ist zehn Jahre alt, als Mina, die Jugendfreundin seiner Mutter, aus Pakistan nach Amerika kommt. Zwischen der schönen wie klugen Frau und dem verschlossenen Jungen entsteht eine innige Beziehung. Mina ist ihrem neuen Leben gegenüber aufgeschlossen, fühlt sich ihrer Kultur und ihrem Glauben aber weiter eng verbunden. So ist sie es auch, die Hayat mit dem Koran vertraut macht. Doch niemand, am allerwenigsten Mina selbst, ahnt, welch tiefgreifenden Einfluss dies auf den Teenager hat. Als Mina sich in Nathan Wolfsohn verliebt, sieht Hayat seine Welt und alles, was ihm wichtig scheint, bedroht. Aus Eifersucht und Angst begeht er einen ungeheuerlichen Verrat. Zu spät begreift er, welche Katastrophe er damit über diejenigen heraufbeschwört, die er am meisten liebt. Mit diesem bewegenden Familiendrama ist Ayad Akhtar ein überaus beeindruckender Debütroman gelungen. Klar und einfühlsam zeichnet er seine Figuren, ihre innere Zerrissenheit, ihre Sehnsüchte und Enttäuschungen. Er erzählt von Verblendung und Schuld, ohne zu verurteilen - und von der Hoffnung, dass Versöhnung möglich ist
Tavshedens smerte : roman by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Amerykański derwisz by Ayad Akhtar( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The war within vom Opfer zum Attentäter ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
THE WAR WITHIN ( Book )
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
Wewnętrzna wojna ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ayad Akhtar.
אחתר, עיאד
Languages
English (71)
German (6)
Italian (5)
Danish (4)
Dutch (3)
Serbian (2)
Bosnian (1)
Swedish (1)
Macedonian (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Slovenian (1)
Czech (1)
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