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Khadra, Yasmina

Works: 165 works in 930 publications in 20 languages and 13,344 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Political fiction  History  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Spy stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PQ3989.2.K386, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yasmina Khadra
The swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

92 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,741 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 )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,893 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 )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,185 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
Ce que le jour doit à la nuit : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young man Younes' life is irrevocably changed when he leaves his broken home for the vibrant, colourful and affluent European district of Rio Salado. Renamed Jonas, he begins a new life and forges a unique friendship with a group of boys, an enduring bond that nothing - not even the Algerian Revolt - will shake
Wolf dreams by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and English and held by 576 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
Autumn of the phantoms by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 471 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
Dead man's share by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 453 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
Double blank by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 424 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
L'attentat : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amine, chirurgien israélien d'origine palestinienne, a toujours refusé de prendre parti dans le conflit qui oppose son peuple d'origine à son peuple d'adoption et s'est entièrement consacré à son métier et à sa femme Sihem. Jusqu'au jour où un attentat se produit à Tel Aviv. Son ami Naveed, policier, lui annonce alors que Sihem a été tuée et qu'elle est en plus soupçonnée d'être la kamikaze
Morituri by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un polar et un livre document sur l'Algérie. Aucun manichéisme mais l'invraissemblable imbroglio savamment orchestré par les gouvernements, des tueurs à gages officiant en parallèle des islamistes, bref la tragique peinture d'une Algérie aux mains d'une mafia politico-financière
The attack a novel by Yasmina Khadra( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 341 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
Les sirènes de Bagdad : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La descente aux enfers d'un jeune homme broyé par le terrorisme. Fuyant son village, dérivant jusqu'à Bagdad, il se retrouve dans une ville déchirée par une guerre civile féroce. Sans ressources, sans repères, miné par l'humiliation, il devient une proie rêvée pour les islamistes radicaux
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 268 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 )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lægen Kurt Krausmann er efter nogle dramatiske familiebegivenheder taget på en sejltur til Comorerne med en ven, da deres båd bliver kapret af somaliske pirater
L'Olympe des infortunes by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and English and held by 187 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
Les agneaux du Seigneur : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of God by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine becoming accustomed to terror on a daily basis. Imagine finding it normal to betray your neighbor. Imagine your worst fears being replaced by complacency, your natural compassion by cold indifference. "In the Name of God illustrates the way evil can become a part of everyday life. And it is the story of Algeria today
Les anges meurent de nos blessures : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société. Roman psychologique (formation)
The sirens of Baghdad [a novel] by Yasmina Khadra( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief in his small village. Bent on revenge, he flees to the chaotic streets of Baghdad where insurgents soon realize they can make use of his anger. Eventually he is groomed for a secret terrorist mission meant to dwarf the attacks of September 11, only to find himself struggling with moral qualms
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMoulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Commissaire Llob.

Commissaire Llob, 1955-

Ḵaḍrā, Yāsmīna

Khadra, Yasmina pseud

Llob, commissaire

Mohammed Moulessehoul

Moulessehoul, Mohamed 1955-

Moulessehoul , Mohammed

Moulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Mulessehul , Mohamed

חדרה, יסמינה

خضرا، ياسمينة

مولسهول، محمد، 1955-

ياسمينة خضرا، 1955-

カドラ, ヤスミナ

ムルセフール, ムハマド

The attackThe sirens of Baghdad : a novelCe que le jour doit à la nuit : romanWolf dreamsAutumn of the phantomsDead man's shareDouble blankL'attentat : roman