Fiji “Fear God and honour the Queen”

Fiji is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji consist of an archipelago (island chain) of more than 330 island- of which only 110 are permanently inhabited- and more than 500 islets (small islands). The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu account for 87% of the total population of about 899 000 inhabitants.

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Changez  (to chapter 9)


Changez is the protagonist of the reluctant fundamentalist. Changez is a Pakistani man who went to college in New York at Princeton. He seems very in love with the idea of  America and tries to fit in with his colleges which he doesn’t have much of a struggle with. However, after 9/11 his perspective on the country he so loved changes as he faces increasing racism and discrimination, and furthermore, as his relationship with the beautiful American Erica is thwarted by Erica’s obsession with her dead former boyfriend Chris, Changez eventually becomes disillusioned with his favourite country, viewing it as a danger to the rest of the world.

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