The Sound of Language A Novel From Publishers Weekly Cold wet Denmark is a strange land to Raihana the widowed Afghan refugee at the center of Malladis well-intentioned but wooden fifth novel. After her husband is killed by the Taliban Raihana moves to Denmark enrolls in language school and with the help of a supportive teacher lands an unusual apprenticeship helping Gunnar a Danish widower and beekeeper harvest his honey. Though their relationship is initially strained Raihana and Gunnar soon develop a restorative friendship but the road to redemption is not easy Raihana feels pressure within the Afghan community to remarry and the idea of an Afghan woman working alone with a Danish man soon has both their communities in a tizzy. Meanwhile racial violence simmers day-to-day. Unfortunately Malladis treatment of cultural tension is one-dimensional at best most of the supporting characters are xenophobic if not flat-out racist and their actions play into an overarching philosophy that expounds the benefits of toleran
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Ignorance is never a virtue
THE SOUND OF LANGUAGE explores the current culture clash occurring all over the world today what with the Syrian refugee
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