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A case of exploding mangoes

Author: Mohammed Hanif
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic debut about love, betrayal, tyranny, family, and a conspiracy trying its damnedest to happen. Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of the Fury Squadron, is on a mission to avenge his father's suspicious death, which the government calls a suicide. Ali's target is none other than General Zia ul-Haq, dictator of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Political fiction
Named Person: Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq; Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Hanif
ISBN: 9780099516743 0099516748 9780307388186 0307388182
OCLC Number: 401717621
Awards: Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book 2009
Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Eurasia 2009
Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2008
Description: 323 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mohammed Hanif.
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There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17  Read more...

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"Zesty, highly inventive...Hanif is a gifted writer...His explosive finale is brilliantly constructed" * Daily Mail * "Exuberant and satirical: this is an angry comedy about Zia's brutal legacy to Read more...

 
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