The Swallows Of Kabul

deYasmina KhadraTraduit parJohn Cullen

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12 avril 2005|
The Swallows Of Kabul de Yasmina Khadra
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"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair.
Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies.
The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.
YYASMINA KHADRA is the pen name of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. He adopted his wife''s name as a pseudonym to avoid military censorship. He is the author of more than 20 books, at least six of which have been published in English, among them The Swallows of Kabul and The Attack, both shortliste...
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Titre :The Swallows Of Kabul
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :208 pages, 7.98 X 5.2 X 0.57 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :208 pages, 7.98 X 5.2 X 0.57 po
Publié le :12 avril 2005
Publié par :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781400033768

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