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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (vuoden 2012 painos)

– tekijä: Katherine Boo (Tekijä)

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The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:micahammon
Teoksen nimi:Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Kirjailijat:Katherine Boo (Tekijä)
Info:Random House (2012), Edition: 1st, 256 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:to-read

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 278) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Well, I finished it. It was about one in the morning by the time I was done, and I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. The problem is that I was not punched with a bat, or even with fists, but whatever was used to punch me, it was elegant and even soft at times.

Like everyone else before me, I loved this book. It was written with care, not only the language, but the fact that the people portrayed here are real people. And Katherine Boo does the almost impossible act of writing without using false romanticism or becoming contrived. She manages to honor those people, give them personalities, without trivializing them, or embellishing them and their daily struggles either.

But I now need a rest. It feels even small to say this, but I need to laugh, or get lost into a mystery, read a comic book.
The thing about this book is that it does not let go of you. And it makes me feel so impotent, so petty going about my inconsequential problems.

It deserved the Pulitzer!

Now I am going for a walk…
( )
  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
3.5 stars

This is really great at opening a person's eyes. I believe this book said (and that I've read before) that Mumbai is the dirtiest city and the poorest in the world (sorry if I'm getting that wrong but it's close if it isn't first in those categories). The water has everything imaginable in it. The politics to get justice for anything or assistance is so corrupt. Everyone down the line has to get a take so that the one that's supposed to benefit receives practically nothing, if anything. The people are basically squatters with makeshift homes they erect from whatever so they have no ownership rights. Some make money by sorting through trash for recyclables. It's backbreaking filthy work. This book follows a few people. It was difficult sometimes for me to keep each person straight. It's the kind of story that will make you appreciate not having these struggles. It also makes you want to do something to help, but it seems difficult with the levels of corruption to make positive changes. ( )
  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
Life in an Annawadi slum is tragic, sad, sometimes humorous. Follow the Husain family as they struggle through life by any means possible and their neighbors who survive sometimes through unsavory means. An absolute must read. ( )
  Carmenere | Feb 12, 2021 |
A novel-ised account of three years in the lives of some of the inhabitants of a slum near Mumbai Airport. This reads like fiction, but is not, and the author has spent substantial time and effort in attempting to ensure that as much as possible of what she has written is accurate - e.g. to create her account of one event, which she did not personally witness, she consulted records from the courts, the morgue, the police and the local hospital, as well as repeatedly interviewing 168 people. In contrast with this, in these communities where corruption is rife, the official accounts and decisions often seem based on policies of "how can we deal with this with the minimum of effort?" and "how can I personally extract the most money out of the most people involved in this, regardless of truth and justice?"

This book does not make for easy reading, and many of the characters are not particularly likeable, but Boo does manage to make the reader care about them anyway. She does not romanticise the people she writes about: they are real, they are selfish, they are sometimes hopeful, sometimes despairing, they are sometimes hard and sometimes hurting. She does not shy away from describing accurately (as far as I can tell) the poverty and misery and bleakness of the daily struggles in the slums. By writing in the format she chose, she made the people real, while managing to communicate many of the details of lives like theirs to people like me - people who might not have picked up such a book if it was simply a factual, non-personalised account, people who might not have finished such a book without characters about whom we come to care.

"From where we are, it is easy to overlook that in these conditions it is blisteringly hard to be good. The astonishment is that some people are good, and that many people try to be." ( )
  DebsDd | Jan 18, 2021 |
I had a hard time getting through this one. It’s hard to keep picking up a book that you know if just full of heartbreak. I kept having to remind myself as I read it that it wasn’t fiction and that it wasn’t far in the past. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 278) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Next I devoured Boo’s book, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” which extended her probing and compassionate portrayal of poverty to India. Before becoming a journalist, I had spent nearly two years working with grass-roots groups in Mumbai slums just like Annawadi, the one she spent three years chronicling for the book. I’d been so upset by journalistic portrayals of these neighborhoods that I wrote an entire master’s thesis about the subject. Now, finally, here was an account that took slum residents seriously as protagonists in their own lives, without dismissing the inequality and corruption that stymied them.
 
Boo, in letting go of her story, in dwelling with it relatively briefly in her book's 250 pages (in contrast to the years she spent with the slum-dwellers), allows it to resonate with us as a small classic of contemporary writing.
 

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[Prologue] Midnight was closing in, the one-legged woman was grievously burned, and the Mumbai police were coming for Abdul and his father.
Let it keep, the moment when Officer Fish Lips met Abdul in the police station.
[Author's Note] Ten years ago, I fell in love with an Indian man adn gained a country.
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“Instead, powerless individuals blamed other powerless individuals for what they lacked. Sometimes they tried to destroy one another. Sometimes, like Fatima, they destroyed themselves in the process.”
She was damaged, and acknowledged it freely. She was illiterate--acknowledged that, too. But when others spoke of her fury as an ignorant, animal thing, that was bukwaas, utter nonsense. Much of her outrage derived from a belated recognition that she was as human as anyone else.
. . . He still found it strange to think of her as dead, because at Annawadi he hadn't considered her fully alive. Like many of his neighbors, he had assessed her damage, physical and emotional, and casually assigned her to a lesser plane of existence. . . .
In the West, and among some in the Indian elite, this word, "corruption", had purely negative connotations; it was seen as blocking India's modern, global ambitions. But for the poor of a country where corruption thieved a great deal of opportunity, corruption was one of the genuine opportunities that remained.
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The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.

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