Top positive review
A must read
27 September 2018
In the most trying moments of your life, do only that you know to be absolutely right. Thousands of people will approach you and offer thousands of opinions. Do not be influenced, do not give into temptations. Stand steadfast in truth. You will win
- Old BookWorm (Jasmine Days)
After reading the book halfway, I googled about the Jasmine Revolution and I got to know it started with the self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, Libya and Morocco. In Jasmine Days, the protagonist RJ Sameera Parveen an immigrant for Pakistan tell us this had arrived in some city in Middle East too.. In the beginning Sameera tells about her life as RJ, her hardships and her love for her job. Then suddenly, all of them come face to face to a Revolution in a country that is not their own. The book highlights the differences between the Sunnis and Shias, it tells about the downgrade of rule of Saddam Hussain.. The revolution takes place to bring down the then Unnamed Ruler “His Majesty” and make the country democratic! It describes so well of the events of gunshots, the ruthless beatings, people dying and the whole atmosphere filled with fear and terror !
Sameera being the lover of music finds out about a small band from his colleague Ali and goes with him.. in all the chaos she finds some solace in the music.. I just loved the way Sameera always took her stand come what may even in the naivest of situations, she was confident ! Also I like how every character has a story from their tradition to add to the narrative !