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"Uzma Aslam Khan chronicles the struggle of one family in Pakistan during and after President-General Zia's administration as it battles on the side of evolution against creationism and fundamentalism. Accompanying her paleontologist grandfather on a field dig, eight-year-old Amal stumbles upon a major scientific discovery: a dog/whale like ear-bone fossil. As Amal and her sister grow older, political tensions in their country escalate. Their grandfather, Zahoor, refuses to stop teaching evolution and becomes the focal point of a smear campaign put forth by the Party of Creation. Zahoor becomes a public pariah after being blamed for converting Norman Anwar, a former Party member responsible for censoring textbooks. As the nation moves toward the twenty-first century, Amal takes on her grandfather's love of science and breaks ground as a woman in the academia of an Islamic nation. Khan attempts to write the novel from the perspectives of the four main characters, ultimately causing long, drawn-out chapters that are often redundant. Too many anecdotes make an otherwise interesting storyline a bear to read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9781566567749
Author:
Khan, Uzma Aslam
Publisher:
Clockroot Books
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.60x5.50x1.00 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Uzma Aslam Khan chronicles the struggle of one family in Pakistan during and after President-General Zia's administration as it battles on the side of evolution against creationism and fundamentalism. Accompanying her paleontologist grandfather on a field dig, eight-year-old Amal stumbles upon a major scientific discovery: a dog/whale like ear-bone fossil. As Amal and her sister grow older, political tensions in their country escalate. Their grandfather, Zahoor, refuses to stop teaching evolution and becomes the focal point of a smear campaign put forth by the Party of Creation. Zahoor becomes a public pariah after being blamed for converting Norman Anwar, a former Party member responsible for censoring textbooks. As the nation moves toward the twenty-first century, Amal takes on her grandfather's love of science and breaks ground as a woman in the academia of an Islamic nation. Khan attempts to write the novel from the perspectives of the four main characters, ultimately causing long, drawn-out chapters that are often redundant. Too many anecdotes make an otherwise interesting storyline a bear to read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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