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  • Accessible, wise and beautifully clear

  • Mohsin Hamid is reasonable, short, just the sort of commentator the world could do with right now

  • Smart doesn't begin to describe Hamid; he is the sort of thinker that could change hearts and minds

  • In contrast with the debased language of extremism, militarism and nationalism, his is a humane and rational voice demanding a better future

    Sunday Times
  • Lucid, informative and drily funny, these essays show that Hamid is one of the most perceptive commentators on contemporary global politics

    Sunday Telegraph
  • One of the most talented writers of his generation

    Daily Telegraph
  • Mohsin Hamid is a master critic of the modern global condition, using humanization, wit, parody and other devices to examine how the fast pace of social and economic change has affected the individual

    Foreign Policy
  • Elegantly crafted . . . will delight devotees of his work, and intrigue newcomers. Hamid makes a compelling case for pushing back against the mono-identities of religion, nationality and race and for embracing the things that all human beings share.

  • The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game


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