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Hidden Colours Kindle Edition
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EDITOR: In 2014, I eased into editing. A critique group made its way onto my priority list. If a writer buddy needed a beta read, I jumped at the chance to apply a critical eye as well as positive reinforcement to the task. With every project I worked on, whether writing or offering constructive criticism, I aimed to improve my craft as I helped my fellow author. Becoming an editor wasn't my goal, but as I learned more about the mechanics of writing, a natural evolution occurred. My editing skills grew at a much more rapid pace than my writing skills did. Since 2014, I've edited countless anthologies, novels, and independent short works from various authors. I wish I had counted. That number would be pretty handy right about now. My primary focus is on speculative fiction, but I'm also interested in women's fiction and romance. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07K477TF7
- Publisher : Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (3 December 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 3521 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
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I very much enjoyed the book, enjoyed and learned from the author's insights. At times, especially nearing the end, I felt the author was overdoing it and some of the ending was a bit fairytale. But overall, it is a book that should be read, understood and appreciated. We are all the same under the skin and beyond the accent and much richer for the infusion of many cultures.
Top reviews from other countries
But all is not well in Berlin. The refusal of refugees to conform is seen by many as an affront to the German way of life, bringing a groundswell of mistrust and prejudices bubbling to the surface.
Compelling from the start, Nillu Nasser brings us an authoritative fictional account of the plight of a diaspora of immigrants trying to adapt to life in a new land. Respect to Nasser for not shying away from a controversial subject and, although the culture clash premise is tackled head-on, it’s handled with a great deal of fairness and sensitivity.
The real villain of the piece is unscrupulous Rex Silberling, the Federal Interior Minister. This self-serving piece of inhumanity knows an opportunity when he sees one and covertly orchestrates a campaign against the Muslim community he’s supposed to support.
The antidote to Silberling’s intolerance is an idealist newspaper reporter, Ellie Richter, who symbolises the voice of reason. Ellie is proud of Berlin’s ethnic inclusiveness: her hometown ‘spoke to who you were and who you would become’.
Against a backdrop of increasing Islamophobia and hate attacks, the author had me hoping that good would triumph against evil, that Silberling would get his comeuppance and that Yusuf, a Syrian refugee and circus acrobat, would finally feel welcome in his adoptive home.
Nasser writes tenderly and eloquently about subjects close to her heart (the tribute to the sacrifices made by her own immigrant nana was heartfelt and befitted the theme of the story perfectly).
The story held me captive from optimistic start to dramatic finish; she employs metaphors and symbolism to good effect and the lead characters were clearly defined.
This is the second book that I’ve read by this talented author and I look forward to more!