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A case of exploding mangoes

Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of Fury Squadron, is determined to understand what or who pushed his father to commit suicide--and to avenge his death. His father, one of Zia ul-Haq's colonels, may or may not have been involved in the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator General Zia ul-Haq. His search immerses him in a snarl of events: Americans in Pakistan, Soviets in Afghanistan, dollars in every hand.

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  • "Exploding mangoes"
  • "Exploding mangoes"@en
  • "Case of exploding mangoes"@pl
  • "A case of exploding mangoes"@it

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  • "Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of Fury Squadron, is determined to understand what or who pushed his father to commit suicide--and to avenge his death. His father, one of Zia ul-Haq's colonels, may or may not have been involved in the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator General Zia ul-Haq. His search immerses him in a snarl of events: Americans in Pakistan, Soviets in Afghanistan, dollars in every hand."
  • "Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of Fury Squadron, is determined to understand what or who pushed his father to commit suicide--and to avenge his death. His father, one of Zia ul-Haq's colonels, may or may not have been involved in the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator General Zia ul-Haq. His search immerses him in a snarl of events: Americans in Pakistan, Soviets in Afghanistan, dollars in every hand."@en
  • "There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. 'A Case of Exploding Mangoes' is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the worlds sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator, General Zia ul-Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988?"@en
  • "Am 17. August 1988 explodiert wenige Minuten nach dem Start in Richtung Islamabad das Flugzeug des pakistanischen Präsidenten Zia ul-Haq. An Bord befinden sich neben dem Militärdiktator und treuesten Verbündeten der USA im Afghanistankrieg auch einige seiner ranghöchsten Generäle und der US-Botschafter Arnold Raphel. Bis heute ist es eine der großen offenen Fragen in der gewaltreichen Geschichte Pakistans, ob es sich bei dem mysteriösen Absturz um einen Unfall oder um ein Attentat handelte. Mohammed Hanif greift dieses Ereignis auf und entwickelt daraus einen Roman mit anarchischer Komik und schwarzem Humor. Hatte die CIA ihre Finger im Spiel? Waren es pakistanische Generäle, unglücklich über ihre bevorstehende Pensionierung? Geschah es wegen des Fluches einer blinden Frau? Oder durch ein Geschenk der All Pakistan Mango Farmers Cooperative? Auch könnte der Erzähler, der Luftwaffenkadett Ali Shigri, verantwortlich gewesen sein, der eigene Pläne verfolgt. Ebenso sein Freund Obaid, der jede Frage des Lebens mit einem Spritzer Eau de Toilette und einem Rilke-Zitat beantwortet und plötzlich verschwindet. Oder ist es am Ende doch Leutnant Bannon, der aus seinem Vietnamtrauma in Marihuanaträume fällt? "Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos" ist eine vielschichtige und brillant erzählte Satire über Männer, Macht und Militär, die vor dem historischen Hintergrund auch die Strukturen und Verstrickungen der gegenwärtigen globalen Politik aufdeckt."
  • "Why did a Hercules C130, the plane carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of: mechanical failure; human error; the CIA's impatience; a blind woman's curse; or the generals not happy with their pension plans. This novel takes one of the subcontinent's mysteries."@en
  • "Junior Officer Ali Shigri of the Pakistan Air Force, the son of Colonel Quli Shigri, who had been one of General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq's right-hand men prior to his suicide, struggles to unravel the secrets and motives that led to his father's death."@en
  • "Novel on political theme of Pakistan."
  • "Novel on political theme of Pakistan."@en
  • "A Washington Post , Rocky Mountain News , Boston Globe Best Book of the Year 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 Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "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 Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known."
  • "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 Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known."@en
  • "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 Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known."
  • "Novel on the political theme of Pakistan."
  • "Am 17. August 1988 explodiert wenige Minuten nach dem Start in Richtung Islamabad das Flugzeug des pakistanischen Präsidenten Zia ul-Haq. An Bord befinden sich neben dem Militärdiktator und treuesten Verbündeten der USA im Afghanistankrieg auch einige seiner ranghöchsten Generäle und der US-Botschafter Arnold Raphel. Bis heute ist es eine der grossen offenen Fragen in der gewaltreichen Geschichte Pakistans, ob es sich bei dem mysteriösen Absturz um einen Unfall oder um ein Attentat handelte. Mohammed Hanif greift dieses Ereignis auf und entwickelt daraus einen Roman mit anarchischer Komik und schwarzem Humor. Hatte die CIA ihre Finger im Spiel? Waren es pakistanische Generäle, unglücklich über ihre bevorstehende Pensionierung? Geschah es wegen des Fluches einer blinden Frau? Oder durch ein Geschenk der All Pakistan Mango Farmers Cooperative? Auch könnte der Erzähler, der Luftwaffenkadett Ali Shigri, verantwortlich gewesen sein, der eigene Pläne verfolgt. Ebenso sein Freund Obaid, der jede Frage des Lebens mit einem Spritzer Eau de Toilette und einem Rilke-Zitat beantwortet und plötzlich verschwindet. Oder ist es am Ende doch Leutnant Bannon, der aus seinem Vietnamtrauma in Marihuanaträume fällt? "Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos" ist eine vielschichtige und brillant erzählte Satire über Männer, Macht und Militär, die vor dem historischen Hintergrund auch die Strukturen und Verstrickungen der gegenwärtigen globalen Politik aufdeckt. Mohammed Hanif, geboren 1965 in Okara/Pakistan, war Pilot der pakistanischen Luftwaffe, bevor er eine Karriere als Journalist einschlug. Ende der neunziger Jahre übersiedelte er nach London. Er schrieb Theaterstücke und Drehbücher und seinen ersten Roman "Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos", der bereits kurz nach Erscheinen für den Man Booker Prize nominiert wurde. Im Herbst 2008 kehrte er mit seiner Familie nach Pakistan zurück und arbeitet dort als Korrespondent der BBC. Er lebt in Karachi."

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  • "Political fiction"
  • "Political fiction"@en
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Text"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Powieść sensacyjna angielska"@pl
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Modern fiction"@en
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Powieść pakistańska"@pl

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  • "Malkodet ha-mango"
  • "Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos Roman"
  • "A case of exploding mangoes"@en
  • "A case of exploding mangoes"
  • "A case of exploding mangoes [a novel]"
  • "Eine Kiste explodierender Mangos : Roman"
  • "Explozia întârziată a fructelor de mango"
  • "Attentat à la mangue"
  • "A case of exploding mangoes : [a novel]"
  • "Il caso dei manghi esplosivi"@it
  • "Il caso dei manghi esplosivi"
  • "La Explosión de los mangos"
  • "A case of exploding mangoes : a novel"
  • "A case of exploding mangoes : a novel"@en
  • "O caso das mangas explosivas"
  • "The case of exploding mangoes"
  • "A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES"
  • "A Case of Exploding Mangoes"@en
  • "Attentat à la mangue roman"
  • "La explosión de los mangos"@es
  • "מלכודת המנגו"
  • "Wybuchowe mango"@pl
  • "Wybuchowe mango"

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