The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds

An anthology revealing the multi-faceted experiences of people living in many Muslim worlds, which both challenges stereotypes and the responsibility to disband them.

Two schoolgirls in Yemen skip class, and wander into a yellow circus tent, empty except for one rusty cage. A Jordanian man spends a maddening summer in his sweaty apartment cursing his loud, ignorant neighbours. A woman in Beirut is heartsick, waiting for her kidnapped parrot to return. A young Bangladeshi-American argues with her father about her choice of boyfriend. A lady discovers the secret about the Pakistani neighbour who had stolen her birthday gifts. And an Iraqi soldier pines for an American journalist obsessed with someone else.

This ambitious collection is a four-year quest to find diverse stories from many Muslim worlds that build bridges between each of us, through intimate, and incredibly human experiences of love, loss, laughter and everything in between.

Title:The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789814867122
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  • Althea | themoonwholistens ?

    This was such an emotional story and it’s evident how close each of these stories are to the the authors that wrote them. And it translates to me, as a reader, ten-fold.⇢ trigger warnings// (view ...

  • biblio_mom (Aiza)

    I finished reading this book days ago and as usual, it is challenging to review and rate this book as a whole because its a compilation of stories.I must say, collecting these true diverse stories aro...

  • Fatirah Murtaza

    The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human is a collection of true stories. About 35 writers penned their personal stories, revealing their diverse experiences living in many Muslim worlds in which their stori...

  • Readorable

    First and foremost, thank you Penguin Books Southeast Asia for the digital copy of the book! 📚🐧This book is a compilation of short stories of Muslim experiences around the world, from the US to ...

  • Fatinamudz

    Non-Fiction is not really my forte so it does take me sometimes to finish the whole book besides my workloads nevertheless, I finish it all and that's important. By far, I love that this book centered...

  • Karam (bookishskippy)

    This book was stunning to me in terms of story-line and the writing the fact that many of the different writers came together as one to share their thoughts on how they grew up as a modern Muslim. som...

  • Valerie Joy

    Each unique story in The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human is raw and beautifully written. For all of the four years it took to compile and edit this anthology, I can say that the final output is worthy o...

  • Jessica

    Firstly, I’d like to thank Frankie, for reaching out to me and the editor, Marguerite Richards for sending this book in exchange for an honest review. When I first heard of this book, I thought to m...

  • Jeepneylit

    Despite the nearly ten months of lockdown, I have managed to visit 28 countries in 2020 through books. One of the books that allowed me to realize this is The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from...

  • Alya Putri

    This book contains some short stories about Muslims all around the world. From these stories, I learned a lot of moral stories being Muslims. It was not easy to imagine their position. There's one sto...