The swallows of Kabul /

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by Khadra, Yasmina.
[ 02. English Fiction ] , Hirondelles de Kaboul. Authors: Cullen, John,--1942- Published by : Anchor Books, (New York :) Physical details: 195 p. ; 21 cm. Subject(s): Kābol (Afghanistan) --Fiction. Year : 2005 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying.