A Death in the Family

  • Title: A Death in the Family
  • Author: Ryhaan Shah
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Death in the Family When Mohammed Ahmad Ally dies his family gathers for the religious rites and burial and recall the troubled relationship they had with him He had lived by tradition and by his deeply held Islamic vie
    When Mohammed Ahmad Ally dies, his family gathers for the religious rites and burial and recall the troubled relationship they had with him He had lived by tradition and by his deeply held Islamic views, and his children, as he always said, were there to make him proud He had been a dominant and domineering figure in their lives, had arranged the marriage of his elder daWhen Mohammed Ahmad Ally dies, his family gathers for the religious rites and burial and recall the troubled relationship they had with him He had lived by tradition and by his deeply held Islamic views, and his children, as he always said, were there to make him proud He had been a dominant and domineering figure in their lives, had arranged the marriage of his elder daughter, Maryam, to the son of a good friend had sent his only by, Khalil off to New York to study law and had disowned his younger daughter, Dee, for marrying a Hindu Even as friends and business colleagues remember Ally as kind and generous, his children and sister in law Hamida, his late wife s youngest sister, remember a different man, a man who had been authoritarian and bigoted The family open up to each other and, in the process, resolve issues that had been seething below the surface of their own relationships with each other Ally s death becomes a transformative event that leads them to renew their familial ties

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    About Ryhaan Shah


    1. Ryhaan Shah is an Indo Guyanese writer born in Berbice, Guyana She is active in Guyanese public life as the President of the Guyanese Indian Heritage Association.Her first novel, A Silent Life Peepal Tree, 2005 , which won the 2007 Guyana Prize for Literature First Book Award, combines strong social themes in the context of memories of twentieth century Guyanese history from the point of view of Muslim women of South Asian extraction, with a narrative that explores mythic patterns through elements of the other worldly Her second novel, Weaving Water Cutting Edge Press, 2013 , deals with Guyanese history in a comparable way but from a Hindu point of view and with a chronological treatment from


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