There is a 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 world's sturdiest aircraft, 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; generals not happy with their pension plans; the mango season? Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?
"Starts well but then drones on and on"
The Islamic sacred book, the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 verses of varying lengths, known as suras; the first sura forms part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation. This audiobook edition is read in Russian by Ilyas Sozayev.
The Islamic sacred book, the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 verses of varying lengths, known as suras. The first sura forms part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation. This audiobook edition is read in Arabic by Sheikh Mahmoud Khalil.
"Husary is the best"
Mohammed Hanif 's writing is witty and wry - juicily provocative and laced with a plucky, disarmingly charming humorous comportment. A Case of Exploding Mangoes will have readers wondering what really caused a C130 aircraft carrying the Pakistani leader General Zia ul Huq to crash on August 17, 1988.
"An Unexpected Delight"
The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital need a miracle. Alice Bhatti may be just what they're looking for. She's just been released from the Borstal Jail. She's the daughter of a part-time healer, and it seems she has inherited his gift. With a bit of begrudging but inspired improvisation, Alice begins to bring succor to the patients. But all is not miraculous. Alice is a Christian in an Islamic world, ensnared in the red tape of hospital bureaucracy, torn between her duty to her patients, her father, and her husband.
Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a native of Ghana, came to the United States when he was sixteen. His debut story collection, The Prophet of Zongo Street, was published in August, and includes his New Yorker story "Mallam Sile", which appeared in the April 11th issue. A musician as well as a writer, he plays the djembe and the talking drum.
Operation Protective Edge, launched in early July 2014, was the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in six years. It was also the most deadly. By the conclusion of hostilities some seven weeks later, 2,200 of Gaza's population had been killed, and more than 10,000 injured. In this book, journalist Mohammed Omer, a resident of Gaza who lived through the terror of those days with his wife and then three-month-old son, provides a first-hand account of life on-the-ground during Israel's assault.
As the ire over high prescription drug prices in the United States escalates, it’s easy to blame pharmaceutical companies. But pharmaceutical companies aren’t to blame.
As he prepares to leave for work one morning, Youssef al-Firsiwi finds a mysterious letter under his door. In a single devastating line he learns that his only son, Yacine, whom he believed to be studying engineering in Paris, has been killed in Afghanistan fighting with the Islamist resistance. Yousif, the son of a cross-cultural marriage between his Moroccan father and German-born mother, is quickly caught up in a mesh of family tragedies that reflect the changing world he lives in.
You have to hand it to Apple. What other company incites such a frenzy when it releases an updated version of its product?
Only weeks since her release from Borstal, Alice is a candidate for the position of junior nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments. With guidance from the working nurse's manual, and some tricks she picked up in prison, Alice brings support to the thousands of patients littering the hospital’s corridors and concrete courtyard. In the process, she attracts the attention of a lovesick patient, Teddy Bunt, apprentice to the nefarious ‘Gentleman Squad’ of the Karachi police.
"A Child in Yemen: 'We Sleep Afraid, We Wake up Afraid'" is from the October 11, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mohammed Al Asaadi and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
Booking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. We want to stay in as nice a place as possible, but also want to do right by our company (or client) by being fiscally responsible. While these goals seem at odds, with a little savvy both can be achieved.
Uber recently settled a class action lawsuit brought by drivers claiming unfair wage and labor practices. In addition to paying up to $100 million, the settlement involves clarifying the ride-sharing service’s stance on tipping.
"19 Al-Shabab Fighters Die in Somalia in Strike Aided by U.S." is from the March 10, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mohammed Ibrahim and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Al-Shabab Stage Deadly Attack on Beachfront Restaurant in Mogadishu" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mohammed Ibrahim and Jeffrey Gettleman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Al-Shabab Say They Overran African Union Base in Somalia, Killing Dozens" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mohammed Ibrahim and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Mohammed Mrabet ist ein exzellenter orientalischer Geschichtenerzähler. Seine Sprache ist ein Labyrinth wie aus tausend Gassen der Medina - verlockend, aber gefährlich. Seine Geschichten entführen in eine andere Welt, in der Wirklichkeit und Phantasie nicht Gegensätze sind, sondern eine Einheit bilden - in die Welt der Souks und der orientalischen Cafés, der marokkanischen Kultur und des Kifs. Da es für die Sprache Mrabets, das Moghrebi, keine Schrift gibt, hat Paul Bowles, der berühmte amerikanische Autor, der lange Jahre in Tanger, Marokko lebte, seine Stories aufgezeichnet. Das Ergebnis ist ein berückend faszinierendes und unvergleichliches Abenteuer und Dokument. Wer Authentisches über den Orient erfahren will, kann dorthin fahren. Er kann aber auch einfach diesen Stories lauschen.
In 'Witness Statement', there's been a robbery and character comedian Nick Mohammed ('Reggie Perrin', 'Sorry I've Got No Head') dons a police helmet and takes statements. It's the start of term time in 'Lila', and second year student Lila is going to teach the freshers everything she knows. In 'Daniel Thornthwaite', Nick plays a wildlife expert on the edge of sanity in this fly-on-the-wall look at the making of a major new documentary series. In the final play, lifestyle guru 'Mr Swallow' presents his memory technique to a live studio audience.