An Indian Muslim Boy Lives Through Major Events of the Twentieth Century
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Author : Zia Uddin Ahmed

Binding : Paperback

Publication Date : May-19


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RECOMMENDED by The US Review of Books. “Retired international civil servant Zia Ahmed offers a thorough recollection of his life, spanning three main segments: his youth in village India during that country’s independence struggles, his professional life in the new state of Pakistan as a young man, and his post at the UN before leaving public life. …. Blessed with a brilliant mind and a prodigious memory, Ahmed has interspersed his personal story with passages about the history and culture of the many places he has lived and traveled. His observations are well considered, worth reading even by those outside his immediate heritage. His written English is impeccable, an admirable feat for someone who grew up in foreign lands, and his account of his remarkable life is tempered with modesty. Autobiography infused with sociocultural observations of the world in transition from the 1930s to the present, A Bridge with Three Spans highlights one man’s noteworthy aspirations and accomplishments.”Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.
FIVE STAR REVIEW by The Pacific Book Review. Excerpt: While Ahmed’s writing certainly fulfills his intent to capture personal memories, his story is also a creative rendering of acute observations that reveal spans of time, place, and relevant history. The final result is a fluid memoir that depicts a life truly enriched by its connective experiences.” Reviewed by Carol Davala.
NOMINATED CATEGORY FINALIST 2017 by Eric Hoffer Book Review.

About Author

ZIA UDDIN AHMED, born in India, received his education in India, Pakistan, and the United States. He worked as civil servant in Pakistan and for the United Nations.Currently retired after living in six countries, he and Rashida, his wife, live in Maryland in the eastern United States.

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