By Yasmina Khadra, John Cullen
Set in Kabul lower than the rule of thumb of the Taliban, this remarkable novel takes readers into the lives of 2 undefined: Mohsen, who comes from a kinfolk of rich shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his spouse, awfully attractive, who used to be an excellent instructor and is now now not allowed to go away her domestic with no an escort or protecting her face. Intersecting their international is Atiq, a jail keeper, a guy who has clearly followed the Taliban ideology and struggles to maintain his religion, and his spouse, Musarrat, who as soon as rescued Atiq and is now demise of disease and depression.
Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders via Kabul whilst he's surrounded by means of a crowd approximately to stone an adulterous lady. Numbed by means of the hysterical surroundings and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones on the face of the condemned girl buried as much as her waist. With this gesture the lives of all 4 protagonists circulation towards their destinies.
The Swallows of Kabul is a stunning novel written with compassion and beautiful aspect via probably the most lucid writers concerning the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim global. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the new, dusty streets of Kabul and gives them an unflinching yet compassionate perception right into a society that violence and hypocrisy have dropped at the sting of depression.
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