Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Congregation, by Kamila Shamsie

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(Arabian Fantasy) Qasim meets a djinn boy his age at the mosque one morning, and he becomes obsessed with finding him again. (3,879 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Congregation," by (edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin), appeared in , published on by .

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Pro: Qasim finally completes his quest for his brother, and he earns it, through forty years of dedicated service to the mosque.

Con: We learn nothing about Qasim other than his obsession with finding his brother, and we learn nothing about the other characters at all.

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