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  • Title: The Swallows of Kabul
  • Author: Yasmina Khadra
  • ISBN: 9780385510011
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 IntersectingSet 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.
    The Swallows of Kabul 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 Z

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    1. This is a grim story of the horrendous conditions in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 after the Taliban took over control from the Soviets.While there is a story and a plot, the book is really about the desolate conditions in the war scarred capital of Kabul a dying city in a dying landscape of desert heat and dryness hemmed in by mountains Half of the buildings are destroyed, including mosques Some structures are simply fronts of buildings business is conducted in pieces of buildings The brutality [...]

    2. VIVA LO SPOILERSe non avessi letto da qualche parte come va a finire questo libro, non sono sicuro che sarei riuscito ad arrivare in fondo.A casa del diavolo, una tromba d aria dispiega la sua veste svolazzante nella macabra danza di una strega in trance il suo isterismo non riesce neppure a spolverare le due palme calcificate che si alzano al cielo come le braccia di un suppliziato.Kabul, dall omonimo film di animazione in fase di post produzione Il romanzo ambientato alla fine dell invasione r [...]

    3. Onvan Swallows of Kabul Nevisande Yasmina Khadra ISBN 99466023 ISBN13 9780099466024 Dar 195 Safhe Saal e Chap 2002

    4. Les hirondelles de kaboul Swallows of Kabul, Roman c2002, Yasmina Khadra Mohammed Moulessehoul 2010 1388 166 9648787271 21 2001

    5. I still feel very conflicted about this book Originally, I had planned on giving it four stars But after having thought about it some , I ll be settling for three instead reasons below Whilst many mentioned that their biggest gripe was getting into the book, for me that was hardly an issue I was pretty much full on engrossed from the first page And with a opening page starting with a woman being stoned to death, how the hell can I not be Not only did it really make me recoil from shock and disgu [...]

    6. 3.5 stars Further, I refuse to wear a burqa Of all the burdens tha have put on us, that is the most degrading The Shirt of Nessus wouldn t do as much damage to my dignity as that wretched getup It cancels my face and takes away my identity and turns me into an object Here, at least, I m me, Zunaira, Mohsen Ramat s wife, age 32, former magistrate, dismissed by obscurantists without a hearing and without compensation, but with enough self respect left to brush my hair every day and pay attention t [...]

    7. Kabul, Afghanistan is a city devastated by war in a country devastated by war In The Swallows of Kabul the Taliban are brutally in power Women must wear burqas, men and women are beaten in the streets by the religious police for little or no cause, there are public executions on a daily basis The stresses of living under these circumstances are reflected in the lives of 2 couples Atif and Musarrat Shaukat and Mohsen and Zunaira Ramat.Atif is the warden of the Kabul jail In the opening scene he i [...]

    8. The first two pages and I was hooked This is a beautifully written novel that will punch you in the gut, have you wanting to throw it against a wall in disgust, make you weep for the tragic characters and fall in love with the writing And yet it is also here, amid the hush of stony places and the silence of graves, in this land of dry earth and arid hearts, that our story is born, like the water lily that blooms in the stagnant swamp You could almost read the first two pages and have a full unde [...]

    9. If I had a list of the most distressing books I ve ever read, most likely this one would be near the top of the list Like most people who read this short and horrifying book set in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime, I was appalled as I read about the brutality and misery that had become commonplace for everyone most especially for women So why read a book like this, ask readers who only read for pleasure and quickly abandon any book that might leave them feeling depressed My answer is that f [...]

    10. A short slowly developing novel of people facing a harsh Taliban regime, a perfect antidote for A Thousand Splendid Suns.

    11. In the general sense,The Swallows of Kabul is a short novel of Afghan life under the Taliban, but as with Philip Caputos Acts of Faith the real message of this political novel is personal and penetrating Here is book made to question the logic of fundamentalist rule Here also is an emotionally emptying story of how the central binding power of women has been systematically destroyed by Afghanistan s culture of war There are scathing commentaries given to the women of Kabul the swallows of the [...]

    12. The reference to swallows in the title of this remarkable novel is to the burqa clad women of Afghanistan during the years of the Taliban Swathed in fabric from head to toe, they have been forced from public life and, as much as possible, rendered invisible, to preserve their purity and the honor of their families The French Algerian author, Khadra, heightens the incomprehensibility of this kind of faith based segregation of genders even further by beginning and ending his story with the public [...]

    13. Swallows of Kabul is a book that shows us a city turned into dirt and ruins because of all of the continuous war Even the people themselves have become just as ugly as the city, which once was filled with music and happiness Children excitedly following poor stray dogs to kill them, their innocence gone People fighting to be the first to throw stones on a woman being executed in front of them It made me want to throw the book out the window so much injustice, so much sadness, so much cruelty It [...]

    14. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra is a heart piercing book about two couples living under the Taliban in Kabul In one chapter a husband begs his wife to go for a walk with him and she finally agrees, only to have a solider abuse her and physically force her husband to attend the mosque, leaving her to stand in the heat boiling under a burka The helplessness of both of them to protect each other in the face of such random brutality haunts me A second couple is struggling to survive her illn [...]

    15. There s no painful love than the love you feel when you re in a railroad station and you exchange glances with someone whose train is headed in the other direction.This book was read based on a recommendation by one of our library volunteers With over five thousand ratings present on , I find myself safely in the middle The writing is simply beautiful and the author does an excellent job of placing us in Taliban ruled Afghanistan I felt the concept of focusing on two different adult couples rea [...]

    16. A very interesting depiction of life after the Taliban took over in Afghanistan What I found fascinating about this particular take on in, was how the author showed the reader how stressful the Taliban s rule was upon individuals At one point of the book, a decision to take a walk, a simple walk, becomes monumental Makes you think As a whole, although interesting, it wasn t as enthralling as A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Kite Runner, or Reading Lolita in Tehran yes, I know that s in Iran, but it [...]

    17. Vivre Kaboul sous les taliban, on s en doute, ce n est pas vraiment vivre.Sous une soleil de plomb, la ville est une ruine, triste et cruelle, les terres afghanes ne sont que champs de bataille, ar nes et cimeti res en devenir fou, ou malade.Entre deux ex cutions spectacles, les hommes souffrent et s ennuient L amour n a plus sa place ici.

    18. Je d couvre la plume de Yasmina Khadhra avec ce roman si troublant et en m me temps d chirant Un petit aper u de la vie dans la ville de Kaboul, au temps des Talibans, dans toute son horreur et sa folie meurtri re.Un livre qui m a chamboul et qui m a beaucoup mu.

    19. Apakah swallows itu artinya burung camar Sudahlah, jangan dibahas sekarang Judul buku ini sudah terlanjur dicetak begitu Pengalaman membaca buku ini selepas idul Fitri kemarin buat saya seperti menghujani diri dengan pengalaman pengalaman yang begitu Afghani Selain karena salah satu soundtrack yang mengalun saat membaca adalah lagu Sadis nya Afghan, bersamaan dengan buku ini saya juga dipinjami A Thousand Splendid Suns yang saya baca duluan, plus mendapat notification salah satu teman dari Bolog [...]

    20. Personne n a le droit de g cher ce qui peut arriver de meilleur un tre, m me s il doit en p tir le restant de sa vie Ce sont des instants si rares qu ils en deviennent sacr s Par o commencer J ai toujours dis et je le redirais tellement de fois, que le vrai talent de Yasmina Khadra mon romancier pr f r n est vraiment apparent que dans les courtes histoires Je ne dis pas que d autres de ses romans ne le sont pas, mais on sent une petite diff rence lorsqu on lis un livre de 200 pages que lorsqu on [...]

    21. Algeria Yes yes I know karen I said this book was good Well when I was in high school I remember being told that colleges liked people who got bs or cs freshman year and worked their way up to as their senior year These are called rising stars On the other hand there are things like a clockwork orange what I mean is the movie It is fantastic, but long and suddenly the production team appears to have gotten bored and decided to end the movie for no particular reason Thereby making the last ten mi [...]

    22. Kabul, the old sorceress, is the main character of this book, much as Egdon Heath is in a Thomas Hardy novel The life paths of six Afghanis cross and re cross there, their struggle to hold to the moral and beautiful ground into powder by the Russians and the Taliban and the endless war One of them, Zunaira, is the personification of Kabul her beauty holds as she is destroyed The writing is perfection description of place and emotion precise and light and full of concrete color I love books whose [...]

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