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Mohammed Hanif - Author

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Red Birds

Red Birds

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A thrilling, razor-sharp critique of US foreign policy ... Red Birds is an incisive, unsparing critique of war and of America's role in the destruction of the Middle East. It combines modern and ancient farcical traditions in thrilling way' Guardian American pilot Major Ellie has crashed his plane in the middle of a desert. Lucky for him there's room for him at the very refugee camp he was supposed to bomb. Teenage Momo doesn't see it that way: the camp is a trap, not a refuge. His brother's missing, his parents are in a rage, and an aid worker won't stop trying to interview him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind. Savage, irreverent and deliciously dark, Red Birds is a masterful unravelling of intertwined fates in a forgotten war-scape - and a brilliant satire about satire about the absurdity of war and the impossibility of peace.

Red Birds

Red Birds

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A powerful novel about war, family and love, from the bestselling, prize-winning author dubbed 'Pakistan's brightest voice' (Guardian) An American pilot crash lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb. Hallucinating palm trees and worrying about dehydrating to death isn't what Major Ellie expected from this mission. Still, it's an improvement on the constant squabbles with his wife back home. In the camp, teenager Momo's money-making schemes are failing. His brother left for his first day at work and never returned, his parents are at each other's throats, his dog is having a very bad day, and an aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind. Written with his trademark wit, keen eye for absurdity and telling important truths about the world today, Red Birds reveals master storyteller Mohammed Hanif at the height of his powers.

Red Birds

Red Birds

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

A powerful novel about war, family and love, from the bestselling, prize-winning author dubbed 'Pakistan's brightest voice' (Guardian) An American pilot crash lands in the desert and takes refuge in the very camp he was supposed to bomb. Hallucinating palm trees and worrying about dehydrating to death isn't what Major Ellie expected from this mission. Still, it's an improvement on the constant squabbles with his wife back home. In the camp, teenager Momo's money-making schemes are failing. His brother left for his first day at work and never returned, his parents are at each other's throats, his dog is having a very bad day, and an aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind. Written with his trademark wit, keen eye for absurdity and telling important truths about the world today, Red Birds reveals master storyteller Mohammed Hanif at the height of his powers.

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments in Karachi are looking for a miracle. Junior nurse, ex-prisoner and part-time healer Alice Bhatti is looking for a job. With guidance from the working nurse's manual, and some tricks she picked up in prison, Alice starts work at the crowded hospital bringing help to the thousands of patients littering the corridors. But her new life isn't easy and on top of everything else Alice impulsively falls for optimist and loveable good Teddy Butt - a ragtag law enforcement officer by night and a bodybuilder by day. Can Alice and Teddy live happily ever after? Will the hospital accept her unorthodox ways? It all seems unlikely, but then Alice Bhatti is no ordinary nurse and this is downtown Karachi where the unusual is ordinary ...

Alice Bhattis Himmelfahrt

Alice Bhattis Himmelfahrt

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: eBook Release Date: 29/02/2012

Im Zentrum des Romans steht das Herz Jesu Krankenhaus in Karachi. Alice Bhatti, eine junge Christin, bekommt eine Stelle als Assistenzkrankenschwester. Einige Zeit zuvor aus der Besserungsanstalt entlassen und in das Haus ihres Vaters im Christenghetto French Colony zuruckgekehrt, gelingt es ihr mit ihrem unerschrockenen, zupackenden Auftreten schon bald, im chaotischen Alltag des vollkommen uberfullten und desolaten Krankenhauses Fu zu fassen. Unterstutzung erhalt sie von dem 17-jahrigen Jungen Noor, der dort als Schreiber angestellt ist und Alice vergottert, sowie von der anfangs harschen, unzuganglichen Oberschwester Hina Alvi. Teddy Butt, muslimischer Herkunft, Bodybuilder und Scherge der inoffiziellen Polizeieinheit Gentlemen-Korps, die auf brutaleWeise mit "e;Verdchtigen"e; umgeht, wird auf Alice aufmerksam. Er umgarnt sie, und die kmpferische Alice fhlt sich schlielich von ihm angezogen. Sie verlieben sich; Teddy mit unvermittelter Heftigkeit, Alice mit vorsichtigem Optimismus, doch ihr neues, gemeinsames Leben steht auf wackligen Fundamenten ... Ein tragikomischer Roman ber Fanatismus, Willkr und patriarchale Strukturen, aber auch ber die zweite Chance, Selbstbehauptungswillen und Liebe. Mohammed Hanifs zutiefst menschlicher Zugang und der eindringliche und temporeiche Erzhlstil besttigen seinen Ruf als herausragende literarische Stimme Pakistans.

Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos

Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2012

Am 17. August 1988 explodiert wenige Minuten nach dem Start in Richtung Islamabad das Flugzeug des pakistanischen Prasidenten Zia ul-Haq. An Bord befinden sich neben dem Militardiktator und treuesten Verbundeten der USA im Afghanistankrieg auch einige seiner ranghochsten Generale und der US-Botschafter Arnold Raphel. Bis heute ist es eine der groen offenen Fragen in der gewaltreichen Geschichte Pakistans, ob es sich bei dem mysteriosen Absturz um einen Unfall oder um ein Attentat handelte. Mohammed Hanif greift dieses Ereignis auf und entwickelt daraus einen Roman mit anarchischer Komik und schwarzem Humor. Hatte die CIA ihre Finger im Spiel? Waren es pakistanische Generle, unglcklich ber ihre bevorstehende Pensionierung? Geschah es wegen des Fluches einer blinden Frau? Oder durch ein Geschenk der All Pakistan Mango Farmers Cooperative?Auch knnte der Erzhler, der Luftwaffenkadett Ali Shigri, verantwortlich gewesen sein, der eigene Plne verfolgt. Ebenso sein Freund Obaid, der jede Frage des Lebens mit einem Spritzer Eau de Toilette und einem Rilke-Zitat beantwortet und pltzlich verschwindet. Oder ist es am Ende doch Leutnant Bannon, der aus seinem Vietnamtrauma in Marihuanatrume fllt?

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Author: Mohammed Hanif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2009

There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. This is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of: 1.Mechanical failure 2.Human error 3.The CIA's impatience 4.A blind woman's curse 5.Generals not happy with their pension plans 6.The mango season Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri? Teasing, provocative, and very, very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel and shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008.