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

By Hamid Ismailov

A Poet and Bin-Laden is a singular set in valuable 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 obvious on television whereas he's on vacation in critical Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major topics emerge: the increase of the Islamic move 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 weighted down himself.

His trip starts with a look for a Sufi non secular grasp and leads to guerrilla war, and it truly is this pressure among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the booklet and the bomb, that provides the unconventional its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov presents splendidly vibrant money owed of old occasions (as witnessed through Belgi) similar to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan felony – 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 through Andrew Bromfield,

Poems translated via Richard MacKane,

Edited through Camilla Stein,

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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