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

By Hamid Ismailov

A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in primary 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 11th of September, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as visible on television whereas he's on vacation in relevant Asia. next chapters shift back and forth in time, yet major issues emerge: the increase of the Islamic stream of Uzbekistan below the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s circulation 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 weighted down himself.

His trip starts off with a look for a Sufi non secular grasp and leads to guerrilla war, and it's this stress among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the publication and the bomb, that provides the unconventional its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov presents splendidly shiny money owed of ancient occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) comparable to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan felony – a type of Afghan Guantanamo – and the insurgency within the Ferghana Valley.


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

Translated from Russian via Andrew Bromfield,

Poems translated by way of Richard MacKane,

Edited by means of Camilla Stein,

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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