The Sirens of Baghdad
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Sirens of Baghdad by Yasmina Khadra
Book DescriptionThe third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion. A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief in his small village. Bent on revenge, he flees to the chaotic streets of Baghdad where insurgents soon realize they can make use of his anger. Eventually he is groomed for a secret terrorist mission meant to dwarf the attacks of September 11th, only to find himself struggling with moral qualms. The Sirens of Baghdad is a powerful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, showing what can turn a decent human being into a weapon, and how the good in human nature can resist. Compelling. . . . Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish. Los Angeles Times "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307386168
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 6-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Yasmina Khadra
Attack, Hardback (October 2016)
A timely and disturbing graphic novel from Yasmina Khada's acclaimed fictional account of a terrorist suicide attack that illuminates the human cost of terrorism and deceit.
Angels Die, Paperback (August 2016)
Boxing offers one boy hope in cruel between-the-wars Algeria - but will it help him win the woman he loves?
Dictator's Last Night, Paperback (October 2015)
In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.
African Equation, Paperback / softback (February 2015)» View all books by Yasmina Khadra
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Author Biography - Yasmina Khadra
YASMINA 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 themThe Swallows of KabulandThe Attack, both shortlisted for the IMPAC literary award. Khadra s work has been published in 45 countries. He has twice been honored by the Academie francaise, winning both the Medaille de vermeil (2001) and Grand Prix de litterature (2012). His latest novel is The Angels Die (2016). He lives in France. The New York Times describes Khadra as, a writer who can understand man wherever he is. "
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