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Khadra, Yasmina

Works: 281 works in 1,486 publications in 15 languages and 16,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Drama  Film remakes  Crime films  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Creator, 070, Collector, 080
Classifications: PQ3989.2.K386, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Yasmina Khadra
The swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

110 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary 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 of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair
The attack by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

119 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, unlikely to satisfy partisans on either side of the issue, Dr. Amin Jaafari is a man caught between two worlds; he's a Bedouin Arab surgeon struggling to integrate himself into Israeli society. The balancing act becomes impossible when the terrorist responsible for a suicide bombing that claims 20 lives, including many children, is identified as Jaafari's wife by the Israeli police. Jaafari's disbelief that his secular, loving spouse committed the atrocity is overcome when he receives a letter from her posthumously. In an effort to make sense of her decision, Jaafari plunges into the Palestinian territories to discover the forces that recruited her
The sirens of Baghdad : a novel by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to leave the university when the Americans invade Iraq, a young man from a small desert village heads for Baghdad to join the resistance, until a top secret mission forces him to reconcile a proposed terrorist act with his own moral principles
Wolf dreams by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does a handsome young man who keeps company with poets and dreams of fame and fortune in the movie business become a brutal killer who massacres women and children without turning a hair? Wolf Dreams reveals this transformation in a novel of unflinching detail and commanding prose. The story follows Nafa Walid, heart-throb of the Casbah, as he gradually loses control of his destiny and becomes drawn into the Islamic Fundamentalist movement
The dictator's last night by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written under a pen name by the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul, a fictionalized version of history describes the final hours of the life of President Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011 during the last days of the Libyan civil war
The African equation by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kurt Krausmann's settled existence as a Frankfurt doctor is torn apart when his wife commits suicide. Unable to make sense of what happened, he agrees to join his friend Hans on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. But as they sail through the Gulf of Aden their boat is boarded by pirates. The two men are taken hostage and imprisoned in a cave on the East African coast. Their ordeal is just beginning: the hostile kidnappers and environment will test their endurance to the limit. Through all of this, even as he focuses on survival and escape, what can Kurt learn about his captors, the land he's been brought to and, more importantly, himself?"--Front book flap
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des années 1930 à aujourd'hui, l'itinéraire chaotique de Jonas, un garçon algérien marqué dans l'enfance par une tragédie familiale. Un roman sur l'Algérie coloniale et la dislocation entre deux communautés amoureuses d'un même pays
The angels die by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Turambo and his family leave the ghetto for a new life in Oran, the future seems full of possibilities. But colonial Algeria is no place for an ambitious Arab-Berber, and Turambo can only find menial jobs without prospects. Then, out of the blue, his impressive left hook opens the way to a boxing apprenticeship. With a chance at success finally within reach, can Turambo achieve sporting greatness and still remain true to himself?
Morituri by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le commissaire Llob peut se vanter de ne pas avoir de sang sur ses économies. Et pour cause, il n'en possède pas et s'obstine à rester intègre en pleine guerre civile. It vit â Alger. D'autres y meurent. La corruption triomphe. Les cimetières se remplissent de larmes... 'Désormais, dans mon pays, à quelques brasses de non-retour, il y a des gosses que l'on mitraille simplement parce qu'ils vont à l'école, et des filles que l'on décapite parce qu'il faut bien faire peur aux austres.' Une enquête implacable dans un monde où les dealers d'hier tiennent le Coran dans une main et un fusil dans l'autre."--Page 4 of cover
Double blank by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his stark, uncompromising style, Inspector Llob navigates the Algiers underworld and its rich elite. He resists the pressure of politicians, fundamentalists and crooks, in his pursuit of the truth
Autumn of the phantoms by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Amin Jaafie, an Arab-Israeli citizen working as a respected surgeon, finds his life torn apart in the wake of a terrorist bombing at a local restaurant as he deals with the discovery that his own wife was the suicide bomber responsible
The attack : a novel by Yasmina Khadra( Recording )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Amin Jaafie, an Arab-Israeli citizen working as a respected surgeon, finds his life torn apart in the wake of a terrorist bombing at a local restaurant as he deals with the discovery that his own wife was the suicide bomber responsible
Two men in town( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter 18 år i fængsel for politidrab løslades William Garrett. Hans tilsynsværge tror på, at tillid er det bedste middel til resocialisering, mens byens sherif nærer had til Garrett, der dræbte hans kollega. Og Garretts kriminelle, tidligere kompagnon vil gerne fortsætte med Garrett, hvor de i sin tid slap
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--
L'écrivain : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman personnel
L'équation africaine : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Krausmann, a German doctor grieving over family troubles, is taken on a boat trip by a friend to Comoros, but they are attacked by Somali pirates and taken prisoner, and transported on hellish journal from Somalia to the Sudan
Qu'attendent les singes : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une jeune étudiante est découverte assassinée dans la forêt de Baïnem, près d'Alger. Une femme, Nora Bilai, est chargée de mener l'enquête, loin de se douter que sa droiture est un danger mortel dans un pays livré aux requins en eaux troubles. Qu'attendent les singes est un voyage à travers l'Algérie d'aujourd'hui où le Mal et le Bien se sentent à l'étroit dans la diablerie naturelle des hommes
Dieu n'habite pas la Havane : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in French and Polish and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "À l'heure où le régime castriste s'essouffle, "Don Fuego" chante toujours dans les cabarets de La Havane. Jadis, sa voix magnifique électrisait les foules. Aujourd'hui, les temps ont changé et le roi de la rumba doit céder la place. Livré à lui-même, il rencontre Mayensi, une jeune fille " rousse et belle comme une flamme ", dont il tombe éperdument amoureux. Mais le mystère qui entoure cette beauté fascinante menace leur improbable idylle. Chant dédié aux fabuleuses destinées contrariées par le sort, Dieu n'habite pas La Havane est aussi un voyage au pays de tous les paradoxes et de tous les rêves. Alliant la maîtrise et le souffle d'un Steinbeck contemporain, Yasmina Khadra mène une réflexion nostalgique sur la jeunesse perdue, sans cesse contrebalancée par la jubilation de chanter, de danser et de croire en des lendemains heureux."
Dead man's share by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Brahim Llob is bored. Then suddenly peace is shattered in ways Llob could never imagine. His subordinate, Lieutenant Lino, falls for an unsuitable woman and is devastated when she returns to her previous lover, the wealthy Haj Thobane. Lino is accused of attempting to murder Thobane and Llob must try to prove his innocence
L'Olympe des infortunes by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'Olympe des Infortunes est un terrain vague coincé entre une décharge publique et la mer, où se décomposent au soleil des dieux déchus. Il y a Ach le Borgne, qui sait mieux que personne magnifier les clochards ; Junior le Simplet ; Mania la Fantomatique ; le Pacha et sa cour de soûlards, et bien d'autres personnages encore, aussi obscurs qu'attachants. C'est un pays de mirages et de grande solitude où toutes les hontes sont bues comme sont tus les plus terribles secrets. À travers ce voyage philosophique, Yasmina Khadra nous propose une escale dans l'univers des paumés ; un univers fait de tendresse et de cocasseries, de rêves invraisemblables et de possessions abusives où surgissent, parfois, de cuisantes questions sur te Mensonge et la Culpabilité."--Page 4 of cover
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The swallows of Kabul
The attackThe sirens of Baghdad : a novelWolf dreamsMorituriDouble blankAutumn of the phantomsThe attack : a novelCousin KDead man's share
Alternative Names

controlled identityMoulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Chantra, Giasmina

Commissaire Llob.

Commissaire Llob, 1955-

Jaḍrā, Yāsmīna 1955-

Ḵaḍrā, Yāsmīna

Khadra, Yasmina pseud

Llob, commissaire, 1955-

Mawlā al-Suhul, Muḥammad 1955-

Mohammed Moulessehoul

Moulessehoul, Mohamed

Moulessehoul, Mohamed 1955-

Moulessehoul , Mohammed

Moulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Mulessehul , Mohamed

Yasmina Khadra Alĝeria verkisto

Yasmina Khadra Algerian kirjailija

Yasmina Khadra Algerian writer

Yasmina Khadra algerischer Schriftsteller

Yasmina Khadra algerisk författare

Yasmina Khadra algerisk skribent

Yasmina Khadra Algierski pisarz

Yasmina Khadra Aljeriako idazlea

Yasmina Khadra Alžeeria kirjanik

Yasmina Khadra Alžirski pisac

Yasmina Khadra Alžirski pisatelj

Yasmina Khadra Alžírský spisovatel

Yasmina Khadra Alžyro rašytojas

Yasmina Khadra écrivain algérien

Yasmina Khadra escriptor algerià

Yasmina Khadra escritor alxeriano

Yasmina Khadra escritor argelino

Yasmina Khadra schrijver uit Algerije

Yasmina Khadra scriitor algerian

Yasmina Khadra scrittore algerino

Yasmina Khadra shkrimtar algjerian

Γιασμίνα Χάντρα Αλγερινός συγγραφέας

Χάντρα, Γιασμίνα

Мохамед Мулесехул Алжирски писател

Мулессегуль М. 1955-

Ясмина Хадра Алжирский писатель

Ясміна Хадра Алжирський письменник

חדרה, יסמינה

יסמינה חדרה סופר אלג'יראי

خضرا، ياسمينة

خضراء, ياسمينة -1955

خضرة، ياسمينة، 1955-

محمد مولسهول كاتب جزائري

محمد مولسهول نویسنده اهل الجزیره

مولسهول، محمد، 1955-

ياسمينة خضرا، 1955-

იასმინა ხადრა ალჟირის მწერალი

카드라, 야스미나 1955-

カドラ, ヤスミナ

ムルセフール, ムハマド

ヤスミナ・カドラ アルジェリアの作家

雅斯米纳·卡黛哈 阿爾及利亞作家