Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra
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Swallows of Kabul
By Yasmina Khadra

The Swallows of Kabul

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Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2006.

Book Description

Since the ascendancy of the Taliban the lives of Mosheen and his beautiful wife, Zunaira, have been gradually destroyed. Mosheen's dream of becoming a diplomat has been shattered and Zunaira can no longer even appear on the streets of Kabul unveiled. Atiq is a jailer who guards those who have been condemned to death; the darkness of prison and the wretchedness of his job have seeped into his soul. Atiq's wife, Musarrat, is suffering from an illness no doctor can cure. Yet, the lives of these four people are about to become inexplicably intertwined, through death and imprisonment to passion and extraordinary self-sacrifice. The Swallows of Kabul is an astounding and elegiac novel of four people struggling to hold on to their humanity in a place where pleasure is a deadly sin and death has become routine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099466024
ISBN-10: 0099466023
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the Algerian army officer, Mohammed Moulessehoul, who took a female pseudonym to avoid submitting his manuscripts for approval by the army. He is the author of four other books published in English, including the acclaimed bestseller Swallows of Kabul. He lives in France.

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