Nadeem Aslam, The Golden Legend

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The Golden Legend

, published by Faber in 2017, is the fifth novel by the acclaimed British Pakistani writer Nadeem Aslam. In the UK, Aslam is perhaps best known for his second work of fiction,

Maps for Lost Lovers

(2004), which tells the controversial tale of a so-called honour crime which takes place in an unnamed English town within a close-knit migrant British Asian community. His two subsequent novels,

The Wasted Vigil

(2008) and

The Blind Mans Garden

(2013), offer similarly poetic, polyphonic portraits of Central and South Asian Muslim co-inhabitants on a grander scale, portraying the devastating impact of late twentieth and early twenty-first century geopolitical events – the Soviet-Afghan War, the rise of the Taliban, and the launch, post-9/11, of the American-led War on…

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Citation: Clements, Madeline. "The Golden Legend". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 February 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39435, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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