By Hamid Ismailov
A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in significant 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 September 11, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as noticeable on television whereas he's on vacation in primary Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major subject matters emerge: the increase of the Islamic flow of Uzbekistan less than 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 interior sanctum of al-Qaeda, and finally to a gathering with Sheikh bin encumbered himself.
His trip starts with a look for a Sufi non secular grasp and results in guerrilla conflict, and it really is this stress among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the ebook and the bomb, that offers the unconventional its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov presents splendidly bright debts of historic occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) equivalent to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan criminal – 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 by way of Andrew Bromfield,
Poems translated by means of Richard MacKane,
Edited by way of Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
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A Poet and Bin-Laden: A Reality Novel (1) by Hamid Ismailov