Books by Nadeem Aslam
NPR stories about Nadeem Aslam
Nadeem Aslam's The Blind Man's Garden explores the consequences of Sept. 11 through the story of two young brothers who go to Afghanistan in late 2001 to help wounded civilians. Aslam says he wrote the book over four and a half years, part of which was spent in total isolation.
Reading shouldn't be work; it should be pleasure, even as it teaches us something about ourselves, or about the world of history and time.
In Nadeem Aslam's new novel, The Wasted Vigil, post-Sept. 11 Afghanistan is a vast field of human misery, physical distress and wounds — both physical and psychic.