The Swallows of Kabul

10.97

Moshen and his wife, Zunaira, met at university and once looked forward to a happy life together. Yasmina Khadra’s novel weaves together the stories of Moshen and Zunaira and two others who live with the knowledge that pleasure is sin and that death has become a mere banality under the rule of the Taliban.

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Weight0.149 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

195

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.92 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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.

Additional information

Weight0.149 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

195

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.92 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K