By Hamid Ismailov
A Poet and Bin-Laden is a singular set in primary 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 9-11, with the narrator’s haunting description of the plane assault at the dual Towers as noticeable on television whereas he's on vacation in vital Asia. next chapters shift forwards and backwards in time, yet major issues 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 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 weighted down himself.
His trip starts with a look for a Sufi religious grasp and leads to guerrilla conflict, and it really is this rigidity among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the publication and the bomb, that offers the radical its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov offers splendidly bright bills of old occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) resembling the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan felony – one of those 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 means of Andrew Bromfield,
Poems translated via Richard MacKane,
Edited by way of Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
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