By Hamid Ismailov
A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in important 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 plane assault at the dual Towers as noticeable on television whereas he's on vacation in relevant Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major subject matters emerge: the increase of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan lower than the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s circulate 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 conflict, and it's this pressure among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the e-book and the bomb, that offers the unconventional its particular poignancy. alongside the best way, Ismailov offers splendidly vibrant debts of old occasions (as witnessed by means of Belgi) corresponding to the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan felony – 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 through Richard MacKane,
Edited through Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
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