Pdf/E–book Les Hirondelles de Kaboul author Yasmina Khadra
Les hirondelles de kaboul Swallows of Kabul Yasmina Khadra Mohammed MoulessehoulThe Swallows of Kabul is a novel by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra It was originally written and published in French You meet Ati Shaukat a jailer His wife Musarrat is very sick and dying She is a burden to a jailer His wife Musarrat is very sick and dying She is a burden to and made him late for work He scorts a prostitute to be xecuted You meet Mohsen Ramat He s against the new Taliban rule He is in the market place when he sees a prostitute being stoned "to death at the public xecution Even thought he thinks it s wrong "death at the public Out of This World execution Even thought he thinks it s wrong loses himself picks up a rock and throws is it at her cracking her head open 2010 1388 166 9648787271 21 2001 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 belowWhilst many mentioned that their biggest gripe was getting into the book for me that was hardly an issue I was pretty much full onngrossed 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 disgust but despite the fact that I was sat among others in the library my urge was so strong to shout that I had to put the book down for a minute And there were so 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 h The ruin of the city walls has spread into people s souls The dust has stunted their orchards blinded their yes sealed up their hearts Nobody believes in miraculous rains
or the magical transformations of spring and ven less in the dawning of a bright new tomorrow the magical transformations of spring and The Child of the Soul and Other Stories even less in the dawning of a bright new tomorrow have gone mad they have turned their backs on the day in order to face the night Patron saints. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban thisxtraordinary 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 Childrens Phantasies exceedingly beautiful who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without anscort or covering her face Intersecting their world is Ati a prison keeper a man who has sincerely adopted the. ,
Have been dismissed from their posts Prophets are dead and their ghosts are crucified ven in the hearts of children A short slowly developing novel of people
FACING A HARSH TALIBAN REGIME Aa harsh Taliban regime a antidote for A Thousand Splendid Suns This is a grim story of the horrendous conditions in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 after the Taliban took over control from the SovietsWhile 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 inc 35 stars Further I refuse to wear a bura
"of all the "all the 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 a If I had a list of the most distressing books I ve ver 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 The Soviet Union everyone mostspecially for women So why read a book like this ask readers who only read for pleasure and uickly abandon any book that might leave them feeling depressed My answer is that for me books are a way to Gods and Heroes educate myself about the way life is being lived in a wide variety of contexts Unfortunately many of those contexts are pretty depressing Why read about them Because I think it s important for the rest of us to realize how priviliged and pampered we have become living here in our safe and secure little corner of the world where we are free to live the way we choose If nothinglse we need to be reminded that. Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith and his wife Musarrat who once rescued Ati and is now dying of sickness and despair Desperate xhausted 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 protagoni.