Namal by Nimra Ahmed
Namal Part 1 & Part 2
Namal Novel by Nimra Ahmed is a complex matrix and summarizing it can do injustice to it. Namal has all this and much more substance beautifully weaved and exceptionally narrated into a single story. Namal is an intense story involving brutal murders and devious deceptions. Faris Ghazi (an intelligence officer) is convicted for the murder of his step-brother and wife and attempted murder of his relative Zumar Yousuf. His nephew Saadi Yousuf is convinced of his innocence and ultimately gets him out of the jail. On the other hand, Saadi’s aunt Zumar who also happens to be a district attorney lost her kidneys in the assault and is convinced that Faris is guilty, mostly because of a fake telephone call in Faris’s voice to Zumar prior to the attack. The actual guilty one is Hashim Kardaar (Faris’s first cousin) who, apart from being an accomplished lawyer, owns an inherited oil cartel. Hashim murdered Faris’s brother Waris in order to hide his corruption cases and in order to cover his tracks created the scenario in which Zumar was shot and Faris’s wife was murdered. Saadi’s younger sister Haneen is a super genius. A basic theme of this novel is the conspiracies woven and the misunderstandings they create. The cunning lawyer Hashim and his devil of a mother Jawahirat manipulate reality in such a way that people like Zumar also believe this alternate reality and misunderstandings spawn. All the Characters of the Novel are well The genius/evil genius Haneen, the sweet and caring Saadi, the brute but honest Faris Ghazi, the sharp but stubborn Zumar, the cunning Hashim, or the envious Naushervan, every character is carefully etched and has depth in it. Every major character of Namal is portrayed not in complete black or white, but in shades of grey and every character has been given equal exposure.
Nemra Ahmed has emerged as a very popular writer in recent years and produced some Marvellous and Best Seller Novels.