Reviews for Where the Air Is Sweet

Toronto Star
“A perfect summer read that could tempt even the most stalwart non-fiction devotee back into novel territory.” Full review

National Post
“Beautifully written and deeply emotional…an eloquent work of historical fiction” Full review

The Globe and Mail
“Engrossing, shocking, beautiful” and “important.” Full review

Waterloo Region Record
“Sensitive, compelling, authentic and just plain excellent.” Full review

Winnipeg Free Press
“Jamal has woven a large cast of characters spanning three generations and three continents into an engrossing tale of race, gender and family relations with a sophisticated eye to their cultural origins, and an appreciation for life in Canada, “where the air is sweet.” Full review

Publishers Weekly
“Jamal’s debut novel about family and love hints at [a] darker theme—the unbreakable and destructive force of power . . . [The] narrative explores the 1972 expulsion of 80,000 Asians from Uganda . . . in a journalistic style that forms a powerful backdrop for the story.” Full review

 

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