Books choose us and not the other way round. At least this is what I believe!
After being confined to the house for a few weeks I felt on top of the world today ..... had a delicious coffee in a new cafe in Eastbourne called Beanzz, met its charismatic owner ( more about this soon) and went across the street from them to the Oxfam book shop for a bit of browsing! This is what I call a lovely morning!
I knew I would find something special today! I really did and there it was right in front of me ......Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I came across her first book "Infidel" 4 years ago when I was trying to understand the Somali community.
If you are interested and passionate about women s rights, if you believe that foreign politics is very far from the manufactured information you are being fed by the media and politicians, if you would like to hear about what it means being a woman in a tribal, clan like society, then you must read "Infidel", just like you must read "Nomad".
If you are an immigrant trying desperately to adapt, to find your place in a new society, trying to constantly re-assess your old habits and values, both books will be relevant to you too.
Michael Burleigh wrote that Nomad is a bold and passionately written book which should be essential reading for any politician who has to deal with the closely related problems of Islamism and immigration".
Give it a try guys! Open your mind!