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By Hamid Ismailov

A Poet and Bin-Laden is a unique set in relevant 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 aircraft assault at the dual Towers as obvious on television whereas he's on vacation in significant Asia. next chapters shift back and forth in time, yet major subject matters emerge: the increase of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan less than the charismatic yet reclusive management of Tahir Yuldash and Juma Namangani; and the most personality, poet Belgi’s move 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 religious grasp and leads to guerrilla struggle, and it truly is this rigidity among a transcendental and a violent reaction to oppression, among the booklet and the bomb, that offers the radical its particular poignancy. alongside the way in which, Ismailov presents splendidly vibrant bills of ancient occasions (as witnessed via Belgi) resembling the siege of Kunduz, the breakout from Shebergan criminal – one of those Afghan Guantanamo – and the insurgency within the Ferghana Valley.

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This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:

Translated from Russian by way of Andrew Bromfield,

Poems translated through Richard MacKane,

Edited by means of Camilla Stein,

Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher), 

Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director), 

Yana Kovalskaya.

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