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Yasmina Khadra

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Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra is the nom de plume of the former Algerian army officer Mohammed Moulessehoul. His newest book, The Sirens of Baghdad, will be published in May 2007. He is the author of six other books published in English, among them The Attack and The Swallows of Kabul. He took the feminine pseudonym to avoid submitting his manuscripts for approval by military censors while he was still in the army. He lives in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Articles by Yasmina Khadra

Absence
By Yasmina Khadra
Summer’s reaching its end.Noise becomes intermittent; you no longer hear the throb of car engines, or children having fun. The village shrinks back inside its shell: the time for hibernation is…
Translated from French by Lulu Norman