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The Sentimental Terrorist: A Novel of Afghanistan

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An Afghan jihadi. A Bangladeshi aid worker. A British security consultant. How their lives are about to affect each other. * ‘In a few seconds they will pull the door open and we will both be dead.’ These are the panic-stricken thoughts of Amala, the Bangladeshi aid worker. Hidden inside a linen-closet with another woman she hears the voices of two Taliban fighters ...more
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Shree
Sep 19, 2016 Shree rated it really liked it
When I read this writer’s other book – An Afghan Winter, I realized there was much to Afghanistan and the people that had been left out there. Of course, that story didn’t really have the scope for things like culture to be woven in. This book seemed to be the fitting reply to my wish.

The story revolves around three people and their lives – a social worker turned Jihadi – Mohsin Khan, British consultant – James Stewart and his love interest, Amala, the Bangladeshi aid worker. Mohsin’s family is
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Sarath Babu
Oct 31, 2016 Sarath Babu rated it it was amazing

A perfect dramatic novel which details the life of a Afghan Pashtun Sunni Muslim as to how he was forced to take up Jihad by Al-Qaida against his wish and what transpired in the end.

I felt the novel was bit lengthy but it was certainly needed to add weightage to the story. Mohsin Khan is the lead character in the story. He was GOD fearing and always believed in doing good things and was completely against killing others to attain Jannat.

He falls in love with Mumtaz who was given a perfect certi
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Gayathri ATMusingsOverNothing
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I loved the smaller quirkier characters like Meena, the quintessential Afghan sister who hated the imposing Taliban and was forever searching for a beautiful bride for his brother. Or Delphine, Mumtaz's mother in law, who turned from a dissatisfied mother in law to a friend who could confide in her daughter in law.

I love reading about the Taliban and their rigid society set up in their war-torn country. Though there is very less about them in the book,
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Jack Soldier
Jul 21, 2015 Jack Soldier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
awesome read..written by someone who has clearly been there and seen it all, would recommend it most highly
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