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Khadra, Yasmina

Works: 184 works in 1,251 publications in 26 languages and 15,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Novels  Drama  Film remakes  Crime films  Political fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ3989.2.K386, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yasmina Khadra
The swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

121 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is an astounding tale of love and sacrifice in the horrific and inhumane Taliban regime. How do you survive in a world where you can be beaten up for laughing with your husband? What kind of life can you live when everything has been taken away from you? Where the Taliban rule, love between a man and a woman, joy, music, freedom have been banned, replaced by violence and hatred, all in the name of God. Mosheen and Zunaira had everything going for them before. He was going to become a diplomat, she was a magistrate, they came from wealthy families and married young. They've lost everything: their parents are dead, their house destroyed, Zunaira is not allowed to work and has to wear the hated Burkha to go out. Atiq, a Russian war veteran, now works part-time as a prison jailer. His wife Musarrat is dying of an unknown illness. He is drained by his love and pain for her, her efforts to please him, her slow agony. All around them are men with certainties, ready to lapidate a woman or divorce a dying wife. This harsh world is driving the two couples mad. One day, Mosheen convinces Zunaira to go out with him. At first she resists him. Then she gives way. This outing and its disastrous consequences entwine the fates of the two couples. It is the affirmation of love and sacrifice against the prevailing inhumanity
The attack by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

98 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,236 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 1,077 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 )

72 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 760 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 )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 688 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 African equation by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 630 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
Les sirènes de Bagdad : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels. The Sirens of Baghdad is a powerful look at the effects of violence on ordinary people, showing what can turn a decent human being into a weapon, and how the good in human nature can resist
The dictator's last night by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 435 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
Autumn of the phantoms by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 420 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
Double blank by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 415 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
In the name of God by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 391 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
Dead man's share by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 389 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
Morituri by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 367 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 )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 314 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 anges meurent de nos blessures : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

32 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société. Roman psychologique (formation)
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 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 2015 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman personnel
Two men in town( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a troubled youth and eighteen years in prison, William Garnett is being released. With the help of an idealistic parole agent and his newfound Islamic faith, Garnett struggles to rebuild his life and overcome the violent impulses which possess him. However, Bill Agati, the Sheriff of the small New Mexico border county where Garnett is released, has other ideas
L'Olympe des infortunes by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 209 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
Qu'attendent les singes : roman by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ermittlungen in einem grausamen Mord an einem jungen Mädchen in Algier führen die ermittelnde Kommissarin bis in die Spitze der korrumpierten Gesellschaftseliten
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The swallows of Kabul
Alternative Names

controlled identityMoulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Chantra, Giasmina

Commissaire Llob.

Commissaire Llob, 1955-

Jaḍrā, Yāsmīna 1955-

Ḵaḍrā, Yāsmīna

Khadra, Yasmina pseud

Llob, commissaire

Mawlā al-Suhul, Muḥammad 1955-

Mohammed Moulessehoul

Moulessehoul, Mohamed

Moulessehoul, Mohamed 1955-

Moulessehoul , Mohammed

Moulessehoul, Mohammed, 1955-

Mulessehul , Mohamed

Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra Algerian writer

Yasmina Khadra algerischer Schriftsteller im französischen Exil

Yasmina Khadra algerisk författare

Yasmina Khadra algerisk skribent

Yasmina Khadra schrijver uit Algerije

Yasmina Khadra scrittore algerino

Γιασμίνα Χάντρα

Χάντρα, Γιασμίνα

Мохамед Мулесехул

Ясмина Хадра

Ясміна Хадра

חדרה, יסמינה

יסמינה חדרה

خضرا، ياسمينة

خضراء, ياسمينة -1955

خضرة، ياسمينة، 1955-

محمد مولسهول نویسنده اهل الجزیره

مولسهول، محمد، 1955-

ياسمينة خضرا، 1955-

იასმინა ხადრა

카드라, 야스미나 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 dreamsLes sirènes de Bagdad : romanAutumn of the phantomsDouble blankIn the name of God