• Title English : The bombing
• Author : Yasmina KHADRA
• Pages : 256 Sheet
• Publisher : Pocket (January 17, 2011)
• Collection : Litterature
• ISBN-10 : 2266204971
• ISBN-13 : 978-2266204972
• Product Dimensions : 11 x 2 x 17,7 cm
• Format Kindle : Mobipocket, PDF, EBook and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10
♦ Description : “Amine, an Israeli surgeon of Palestinian origin, has always refused to take sides in the conflict between his people of origin and his adopted people, and has devoted himself entirely to his profession and to his wife, Sihem, that he adores. Until one day, in the heart of Tel Aviv, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant, sowing death and desolation. Throughout the day, Amine operates the victims of the attack, with all the comfort of the hope of finding the evening appeasement in the arms of Sihem. But when he finally returns home, in the middle of the night, she is not there. It is in the hospital, where his friend Naveed reminds him, a senior police officer, that he learns the terrifying news: not only must he recognize the mutilated body of his wife but he is accused of it, Sihem, to be the kamikaze … Amine can not at first admit that his wife, who has never shown a particular attachment to the Palestinian cause, was able to commit such a barbarous act. Yet he must resolve to accept the impossible when he receives the word she has left him. So, to understand how she managed to reach such an end, he tries to meet all those who pushed her to this crazy gesture. And must listen without respite a truth that he can not hear.”
“Yasmina Khadra, whose real name is Mohammed Moulessehoul, was born in 1955 in the Algerian Sahara. A French-speaking writer, his work is known and celebrated around the world. The Swallows of Kabul Trilogy, The Attack and The Sirens of Baghdad, devoted to the conflict between East and West, has largely contributed to the fame of this major author. His novels are, for the most part, translated into 40 languages. He has received numerous awards and some of his books are in the process of film adaptation.
Yasmina Khadra is the pseudonym of the Algerian writer Mohammed Moulessehoul. His father, an ALN officer wounded in 1958, wants to make him a soldier by sending him at the age of nine in a military high school, where he does all his studies before serving as an officer in the Algerian army for 36 years. During the dark period of the Algerian civil war in the 80s-90s, he was one of the main leaders in the fight against AIS and then the GIA, especially in Oran.
Moammed Moulessehoul chose in 1997, with the novel Morituri, to write under pseudonym. Various reasons push it, but the first that gives Moulessehoul is the clandestinity. It allows him to distance himself from his military life and to better approach his dear theme: intolerance.
He resigned from the Algerian army in 2000, to devote himself to his vocation: writing, and chose to express himself in French. After a short stay in Mexico, he moved to France in 2001, where he still lives today. In 2002 in “The imposture of words”, Khadra-Moullessehoul responds to attacks that denigrate his military past.
He chooses to pay homage to Algerian women and his wife in particular, by taking his two names, Yasmina Khadra, and reveals his masculine identity only in 2001 with the publication of his autobiographical novel “L’Écrivain” and his identity. whole in “The Imposture of Words” in 2002. At that time his novels have already touched a large number of readers and critics.
Among his works, one can quote “Morituri” (Whale, 1997), “The fall of the chimeras” (Whale, 1998), “To which dream the wolves” (Julliard, 1999) and “Cousine K” (Julliard, 2003 ), where the “Khadra style” unfolds, combining lyricism, unexpected metaphors, stripping and poetry. Style that reaches its peak with “The Attack” (Julliard), retained by the juries of Goncourt and Renaudot in 2005 and holder of the price of booksellers 2006.
In 2010, the author abandons for a time the subject of conflict in the Middle East, in the heart of the “Swallows of Kabul” (2002) and “The Sirens of Baghdad” (2006), to write a moral tale: “The Olympus of misfortune “. In 2015, he publishes “The last night of the Rais”. In 2016, he publishes “God does not live in Havana”.