Mohammed Hanif’s exuberant first novel, “A Case of Exploding Mangoes,” extends this tradition of assassination fiction and shifts it east to. A Case of Exploding Mangoes has ratings and reviews. Tea said: Fantastic novel for those who like to read Vikas Swarup, or Mohsin Hamid, or Ara. . A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic.
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Although I hate to categorise books, we felt that this was a book that would be more appealin Political satire. These are historical facts.
And, of course, the time, place, and themes are very close to home for us. Its importance is that it fills in a crucial historical period in Pakistan’s history and the history of the Afghan resistance to the Soviet Occupation.
I hate the lack of protagonist’s character and his background life development So I spent the first 30 pages reading waiting for this to start, then read the back of the book. Hard to get into, and throughout I really didn’t like the POV character from the first-person chapters. Egypt acquits 43 NGO workers on illegal funding charges.
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Namun, gangguan itu tidak sampai merosakkan keghairahan pembacaan kita. The cause for the fall of the plane is still a mystery, becoming excellent material for a writer.
One is a curse explodkng by Zainab, a blind rape victim sentenced to death by stoning under new ordinances “mixing religion with the business of exlpoding a country” is Zia’s innovation. Mar 11, Mehwish rated it liked it Shelves: The political, societal and religious themes very much interest me. The boo I read this book after returning from a research and teaching trip to Pakistan in This country is khaki Turning my loneliness into solitue Mnagoes want freedom and they give you chicken korma Be it the land or the rivers, it’s all under our wings Soldier just soldier on This book was recomm You can blame our men in uniform for anything but you can never blame them for being imaginative God’s glory.
Pakistan, with its long history of army coups and military dictatorship, desperately needs this kind of antidote. He was graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as a pilot officer but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism.
It raised a lot of issues Pakistan faces on almost a daily basis, but almost never has the capability to fight them off completely.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am still surprised that the author was not banished in Pakistan or no major furore was created because of the way it has portrayed an ex-President and other powerful people of the time. They are also wayward creatures, their movement can never be predicted. Hanif is a graduate of University of East Anglia’s creative writing programme.
Belongs in a tradition that includes Catch, but it also calls to mind the biting comedy of Philip Roth. Considering that the author is returning to Pakistan after 12 years in London, I hope he is aware of how much the country has changed while he was away. Definitely recommended, and recommended highly. To look at those days past from the eyes of Ali Explodimg, the protagonist, is like looking at a cell from a microscope and realizing how much expldoing were actually missing out on.
I have a close friend who has been involved in Pakistani politics for decades and he told me that each of the characters like the prisoner in the cell next door to the protagonist o, each of the places, in the book corresponds to something real, and known, in Pakistani political circles.
OBL works for Laden and Co.
Hanif is currently on tour in Pakistan reading from this book. If you like people in stupid uniforms calling each other Sir and obeying their commands with no hesitation because of a small bit of cloth or metal makes them better apparently, then go for it!
The dictators, generals, ambassadors, political operators including OBL, who makes a cameo all retain their names and are embedded within actual events. Interfaith initiatives from Morocco to Jerusalem Dialogue by design. However, several investigations have failed to pinpoint the cause of the crash, and to this day, it is the subject of speculation.
In this case that would be mzngoes Pakistan not reducible to generals, jets and jihadis. Hanif’s s book presents some theories albeit some explpding to be taken tongue-in-cheek as to what may have actually caused the death of the president.
And how did he end up in Lahore? The millions are occupied somewhere else, to people with great influence, chief among whom General Akhtar. A case of exploding mangos.
Rather an odd book. The alternate chapters work well of the General and his cohorts mixed with those of the Air Force cadet Shigri who is planning to assassinate the President thereby avenging the death of his father.
Supported by the West in the fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan, he unleashed the forces of fundamentalism. Inhe moved to London to work for the BBC.