Search Results: "Khadra Mohammed"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS SANGOEL by Karen Lynn Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Though a skinny eight-year-old with downcast eyes, Sangoel is such a picture of quiet dignity that readers will come away admiring his courage and self-possession. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
The authors of Four Feet, Two Sandals (2007, illustrated by Doug Chayka) craft another sensitively written, hope-filled immigrant story, this one featuring a young Sudanese refugee who finds an inventive way to break the ice in his new American school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR FEET, TWO SANDALS by Karen Lynn Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touching and true to life. (Picture book. 7-10)"
By keeping the focus squarely on their child characters, Williams and Mohammed illuminate the plight of refugee children without preaching or pontificating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mohammed A Mechanic and Mary A Maid by B L Gautam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2014

"A somewhat rough but insightful look at how people endure."
These eight short stories explore issues of sex, guilt, family expectations and more in modern India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR LADY OF ALICE BHATTI by Mohammed Hanif
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2012

"Laced with humor, often ribald and iconoclastic, this is an insightful tale of pain and love, a story of a quest for humanity and grace in a desperate, chaotic society."
In Hanif's (A Case of Exploding Mangoes, 2008) second literary effort, Alice Bhatti lives in a land where "most of life's arguments…got settled by doing various things to a woman's body." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD MAN’S SHARE by Yasmina Khadra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This prequel to Khadra's Algerian Trilogy (Autumn of the Phantoms, 2006, etc.) surprisingly caps the series, adding a psychological depth and narrative breadth worthy of the author's mainstream thrillers."
An Algerian police chief grapples with a cloudy crime and a delicate departmental challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 2015

"An often cutting work that calls down a plague on the houses of all domineering belief systems."
An extended diatribe against organized religions as well as atheism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES by Mohammed Hanif
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2008

"A sure-footed, inventive debut that deftly undercuts its moral rage with comedy and deepens its comedy with moral rage."
Journalist Hanif's first novel is a darkly witty imagining of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious plane crash that killed Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia, in August 1988. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF DREAMS by Yasmina Khadra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2003

"A truly disturbing work that offers a rare insight into the making of a zealot. Khadra (In the Name of God, not reviewed) is the pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former officer in the Algerian army."
A taut and harrowing account of a young Algerian actor caught up in the political strife of the 1990s who joins a commando of Islamic guerillas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAVAGE NIGHT by Mohammed Dib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"A fine introduction to an unjustly neglected contemporary master."
The Algerian war for independence from France, and the sufferings of oppressed peoples in such other theaters of conflict and cruelty as South America and Sarajevo, provide the themes for this exemplary collection (the first booklength English translation of Dib's work) of 13 stories by a prolific and prizewinning veteran (b. 1920) North African writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROPHET OF ZONGO STREET by Mohammed Naseehu Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Overall, Ali shows an almost anthropological interest in his characters, and a keen eye for the humanistic detail: a richly rewarding cultural study."
Ten lively, polished stories from Ghanian-American writer Ali about the transformation of Africa from old country to new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIRENS OF BAGHDAD by Yasmina Khadra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"Perhaps the most frighteningly plausible doomsday scenario yet to appear in fictional treatments of this seemingly insoluble crisis. And if it doesn't scare the hell out of you, you're not paying enough attention."
The logic of terrorism is taken to a virtually ultimate extent in this bloodcurdling successor to the pseudonymous author's highly praised novels (The Attack, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >