By Hamid Ismailov
A Poet and Bin-Laden is a singular set in imperative 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 Sep 11, with the narrator’s haunting description of the aircraft assault at the dual Towers as visible on television whereas he's on vacation in principal Asia. next chapters shift back and forth in time, yet major issues emerge: the increase of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan below the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s flow 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 weighted down himself.
His trip starts off with a look for a Sufi non secular grasp and leads to guerrilla battle, and it really is this pressure among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the publication and the bomb, that provides the radical its particular poignancy. alongside the best way, Ismailov offers splendidly brilliant bills of historic occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) comparable to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan legal – 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 means of Richard MacKane,
Edited by means 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