Historical Literary Fiction

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

By Hamid Ismailov

A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in relevant 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 off at the eve of 11th of September, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as obvious on television whereas he's on vacation in imperative Asia. next chapters shift back and forth in time, yet major issues emerge: the increase of the Islamic circulation of Uzbekistan less than the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s stream from the periphery of the circle, from the mountains of Osh, into the interior 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 struggle, and it's this stress among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the e-book and the bomb, that provides the radical its particular poignancy. alongside the best way, Ismailov presents splendidly bright money owed of historic occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) corresponding to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan criminal – one of those 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 via Richard MacKane,

Edited by way of Camilla Stein,

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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