April 5, 2018

Hamid Ismailov's A Poet and Bin-Laden: A Reality Novel (1) PDF

By Hamid Ismailov

A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in critical Asia on the flip of the twenty first century opposed to a swirling backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism within the Ferghana Valley and beyond.

The tale starts at the eve of Sep 11, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as obvious on television whereas he's on vacation in valuable Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major issues emerge: the increase of the Islamic stream of Uzbekistan lower than the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s move from the periphery of the circle, from the mountains of Osh, into the internal sanctum of al-Qaeda, and eventually to a gathering with Sheikh bin encumbered himself.

His trip starts off with a look for a Sufi religious grasp and leads to guerrilla war, and it really is this stress among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the publication and the bomb, that offers the unconventional its particular poignancy. alongside the best way, Ismailov presents splendidly brilliant bills of ancient occasions (as witnessed by means of Belgi) resembling the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan legal – a type of Afghan Guantanamo – and the insurgency within the Ferghana Valley.

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This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:

Translated from Russian via Andrew Bromfield,

Poems translated by means of Richard MacKane,

Edited through Camilla Stein,

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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