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Yasmina Khadra - Author

About the Author

Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the Algerian army officer, Mohammed Moulessehoul, who took a feminine pseudonym to avoid submitting his manuscripts for approval by the army. He is the author of two other books published in English, In the Name of God and Wolf Dreams. He is now living in France.

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The Angels Die

The Angels Die

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

A writer who can understand man wherever he is. The New York Times Khadra's prose is gentle and precise. The New Yorker As a child living in a ghetto, Turambo dreamt of a better future. When his family find a home in the city anything seems possible. Through a succession of menial jobs, the constants for Turambo are rage at the injustice surrounding him, and a reliable left hook. A boxing apprenticeship offers Turambo a choice.Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul. He is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Swallows of Kabul.

The Dictator's Last Night

The Dictator's Last Night

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2015

People say I am a megalomaniac. It is not true. I am an exceptional being, providence incarnate, envied by the gods, able to make a faith of his cause. October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors. In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history. Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.

Die letzte Nacht des Muammar al-Gaddafi

Die letzte Nacht des Muammar al-Gaddafi

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2015

2011 wurde der ehemalige Diktator Libyens von einem rebellischen Mob auf bisher unbekannte Weise ermordet. Ein Meilenstein des Arabischen Fruhlings! Dass mit seinem Sturz alles andere als Ruhe im Land eingekehrt ist, beweisen uns tagtaglich die Fluchtlingsstrome und der Terror konkurrierender Milizen. In der vorliegenden Romanbiografie erzhlt Yasmina Khadra seine Version der Lebensgeschichte des Muammar al-Gaddafi, in der historische Fakten und Fiktion miteinander verwoben sind. Khadra zeichnet das Bild eines grenwahnsinnigen, aber charismatischen Herrschers, der am Ende seines Lebens vor den Trmmern eines Landes steht, das er einst aus der verrotteten libyschen Monarchie befreit hatte. Warum verfasst ein algerischer Schriftsteller, der ein aufgeklrter und berzeugter Regimekritiker ist, einen Abgesang auf einen der grten Diktatoren der jngsten Geschichte? Dies ist keine Solidarittsbekundung mit einem Tyrannen, kein Versuch einer historischen Rehabilitierung, aber auch keine Verurteilung. Es ist das Ausloten einer umstrittenen Persnlichkeit und zugleich ein Buch, das uns an die Grenzen unseres Demokratiebegriffs fhrt. Mit seinem neuen Werk schliet Yasmina Khadra eine Lcke in der Berichterstattung ber die Neuordnung der nordafrikanischen Welt.

Die Engel sterben an unseren Wunden

Die Engel sterben an unseren Wunden

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2015

Algerien, 1937. Turambo sitzt im Gefangnis und wartet. Im Morgengrauen wird der Warter ihm die letzte Mahlzeit bringen, die letzte Zigarette. Turambo versucht, ruhig zu bleiben, nachzudenken. Er ist 27 Jahre alt. Was ist aus ihmgeworden? Er erinnert sich an seine Kindheit, an Hunger und Armut. An seine unbndige Sehnsucht, aufzusteigen und in Freiheit und Wrde zu leben - wie die franzsischen Kolonialherren. Er denkt an seinen Freund Gino, der ihn auf dem Weg aus der Gosse zum gefeierten Boxchampion begleitete. An Irne, die Liebe seines Lebens, fr die er seine Karriere opferte und zum Verbrecher wurde. Eindrucksvoll erzhlt Yasmina Khadra die tragische Geschichte eines jungen Mannes, der von einem besseren Leben trumt - und scheitert. In atmosphrisch dichten Szenen gewhrt er auerdem Einblick in ein zerrissenes Land, in dem Korruption und unberwindbare soziale Gegenstze den Nhrboden fr Angst und Terror bereiten.

Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

The African Equation

The African Equation

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Khadra brings us deep into the hearts and minds of people living in unspeakable mental anguish. --Los Angeles Times A skilled storyteller working at the height of his powers. --Times Literary Supplement Like all the great storytellers of history, [Khadra] espouses the contradictions of his characters, who carry in themselves the entirety of the human condition. --Le Point A new masterpiece from the author of The Swallows of Kabul. Frankfurt MD Kurt Krausmann is devastated by his wife's suicide. Unable to make sense of what happened, Kurt agrees to join his friend Hans on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. But, sailing down the Red Sea, their boat is boarded by Somali pirates and the men are taken hostage. The arduous journey to the pirates' desert hideout is only the beginning of Kurt's odyssey. He endures imprisonment and brutality at the hands of captors whose failings are all too human. As the situation deteriorates, it is fellow prisoner, Bruno, a long-time resident in Africa, who shows Kurt another side to the wounded yet defiant continent he loves. A giant of francophone writing, Algerian author Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, ultimately delivering a powerful message of friendship, resilience, and redemption. Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former Algerian army officer and now director of the Algerian Cultural Center in Paris. In November 2013, he announced his candidacy for the presidency of Algeria.

Worauf die Affen warten

Worauf die Affen warten

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

Auf einer idyllischen Waldlichtung nahe Algier liegt verfuhrerisch und auffallig geschminkt eine attraktive junge Frau. Brutal ermordet! Der kriminalistische Suchtrupp um Kommissarin Nora Bilal tappt lange im Dunkeln. Die Recherche, die in bewahrter Khadra-Manier quer durch alle Schichten der algerischen Gesellschaft fuhrt, von den Villen der Machtigen, den Privatclubs und Edelrestaurants der Schickeria bis in die Elendsquartiere, ist reich an unerwarteten Wendungen. Bis zuletzt halt der Autor den Leser in Atem: rasante Schnitte, schnelle Szenenwechsel, pralle Schilderungen, zynische Kommentare, flotte Dialoge. Man sieht formlich einen Film vor sich. Zur groen Freude seiner Leser ist Khadra mit seinem neuesten Buch zu dem Genre zurckgekehrt, das ihn weltberhmt gemacht hat: dem politischen Krimi. Ein Buch von ungeheurer Spannung.

Die Landkarte der Finsternis

Die Landkarte der Finsternis

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

Nach dem tragischen Tod seiner groen Liebe ergibt sich der Frankfurter Arzt Kurt Krausmann dem Kummer. Ein Freund uberredet ihn zu einem Segeltorn Richtung Komoren, damit er vergessen und neu anfangen kann. Doch als das Schiff am Horn von Afrika von Piraten uberfallen wird, verwandelt sich die Reise von einer Sekunde auf die andere in einen Alptraum. Die beiden Deutschen werden verschleppt, geschlagen und gedemutigt. Sie erleben ein Afrika voller Gewalt und Elend. Ganz allmahlich offnet Kurt dabei seinen Blick in eine ihm unbekannte, faszinierend lebendige Welt.

What the Day Owes the Night

What the Day Owes the Night

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

'Darling, this is Younes. Yesterday he was my nephew, today he is our son'. Younes' life is changed forever when his poverty-stricken parents surrender him to the care of his more affluent uncle. Re-named Jonas, he grows up in a colourful colonial Algerian town, and forges a unique friendship with a group of boys, an enduring bond that nothing - not even the Algerian Revolt - will shake. He meets Emilie - a beautiful, beguiling girl who captures the hearts of all who see her - and an epic love story is set in motion. Time and again Jonas is forced to to choose between two worlds: Algerian or European; past or present; love or loyalty, and finally decide if he will surrender to fate or take control of his own destiny at last. AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER.

Attack

Attack

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2010

Dr. Amin Jaafari, an Arab-Israeli citizen, is a respected, dedicated surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. He has learned to live with the violence that plagues his city and works tirelessly to help the victims brought to the emergency room. But one night, a deadly bombing in a local restaurant takes a horrifyingly personal turn, when his wife's body is found among the dead-bearing injuries that match those typically found on the bodies of fundamentalist suicide bombers. As evidence mounts that his wife, Sihem, was responsible for the catastrophic bombing, Dr. Jaafari must face the inescapable realization that the beautiful, intelligent, thoroughly modern woman he loved had a secret life that was far removed from the comfortable, assimilated existence they shared.

Sirens of Baghdad

Sirens of Baghdad

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2008

A student at the University of Baghdad must return to his small village home when the Americans invade Iraq. There, he witnesses American soldiers kill the benign village idiot, bomb a wedding, and finally, terrorize his family in his own home. Consumed by the desire for vengeance, the youth leaves for the city, where he is taken in by a radical group. After proving his mettle in several attacks, he is entrusted with a super-secret mission, which he struggles to reconcile with his moral principles. A masterful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, The Sirens of Baghdad explores the depths of human nature as it confronts the most horrific circumstances.

The Sirens of Baghdad

The Sirens of Baghdad

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Forced to leave the University of Baghdad when the Americans invade Iraq, a young man returns home to his small desert village, where he witnesses three unspeakable acts of violence committed by American soldiers. Consumed by a desire for revenge, the youth returns to the city where is he is taken in by a radical group. Before long, he finds himself part of a terrorist operation which will take him to London. But as the time to board the plane draws near, he struggles to reconcile himself to his mission.

The Attack

The Attack

Author: Yasmina Khadra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Tel Aviv. A suicide bomber has killed 19 in a packed city centre restaurant. Dr Amin Jaafie, an Israeli Arab, is a surgeon at a nearby hospital. Respected and admired by his colleagues, the doctor represents integration at its most successful. But this night of turmoil and death takes a horrifyingly personal turn as his beloved wife's body is found among the dead... could she have caused the devestation? From the graphic, shocking description of the bombing that opens the novel to its searing conclusion, The Attack portrays the reality of terrorism and its costs. Intense and humane, thoughtful, sensitive and heartfelt, it displays a profound understanding of that which can seem incomprehensible.

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