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The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar Review

Updated on December 10, 2015

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I was sent a free copy of The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar.

The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a book that takes place during a time where the punishment for stealing is hand removal. In a time like this is it really any wonder that Ali can leave his wallet at the office overnight without any fear of being robbed. Yet there is still crime even if it is only at the fringes of society. Is this truly a Utopia or something else? Police captain Ali had aspired to join the elite government forces, but that dream was dashes when his deformity from childhood was discovered. Instead of a promotion he is demoted which brings Ali face to face with corruption of labor agencies and Maryam, a journalism student. This student is unlike any female Ali has ever met before. Yet together they plan to uncover the reason behind the many deaths of the laborers. As more bodies continue to drop can the unlikely pair figure out the corruption and will Ali settle the score before the agency strikes again?

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Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar has written many award winning books on the topic of life in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar currently lives in Qatar with her family. When she is not writing she can be found at her job where she teaches both writing and literature courses at American universities.

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar has written many books including, but not limited to:

  • Experiences of Immigrant Professors: Challenges, Cross-Cultural Differences, and Lessons for Success
  • Hip Hop Dance (The American Dance Floor)
  • Movies in the Age of Obama: The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema
  • The Migrant Report
  • Haram in the Harem: Domestic Narratives in India and Algeria (Postcolonial Studies)
  • I'm Veggin' It: A Beginner's Guide
  • Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance (Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Stories)
  • Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities
  • Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education
  • Muses India: Essays on English-Language Writers from Mahomet to Rushdie
  • New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders
  • Global English and Arabic: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity (Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics)
  • Looking for the Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters
  • The Dohmestics
  • Love Comes Later

Review

As I wrote a the top of this hub: "I was sent a free copy of The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar in exchange only for my honest and unbiased review of The Migrant Report by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar."

This book begins with chapter one and jumps right in with Captain Ali on his way to work. There is no table of contents page. The chapters are named by number only. I prefer it when that chapters have names to give the reader an idea of the content of the chapter.

I personally was not a big fan of this book. While I do my best to stay unbiased when reading books. I think part of my reason for disliking was the number of words not in English. It was difficult to understand the book when there were words that I had no clue what it was or the meaning. I also did not understand the problem with certain things that are a problem in the culture of the book.

I found this book to be very confusing. I feel it could have been made better if the beginning of the book had a chapter or two that explained a bit of the setting and cultural information to readers who are unfamiliar with such aspects. Also it would have been nice to have the meaning of the non-English words in parenthesis or stared at the bottom of the page. I have to say that overall I did not enjoy the book and I would not recommend it to anyone who does not have a strong grasp of the culture.

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      misty103 2 years ago

      Hi Naomi,

      I agree that a linked glossary would be a great idea! :)

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      Naomi 2 years ago

      Hi!

      Thanks for joining us on the tour :) While this book wasn't for you, I was still interested in hearing your thoughts. I think a linked glossary would be really helpful for e-readers. It's much easier with a paperback to flip back and forth :) Great suggestion!

      Naomi