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Author: Yasmina Khadra
ISBN13: 978-0099499275
Title: Attack
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Language: English
Category: Literary
Publisher: Vintage Books USA; First Anchor Books Edition edition (June 1, 2007)
Pages: 272

Attack by Yasmina Khadra



176 quotes from Yasmina Khadra: 'Life is a train that stops at no stations; you either jump abroad or stand on the platform and watch as it passes. 'Music is the true breath of life. We eat so we won't starve to death. We sing so we can hear ourselves live. and 'إن من قال لك إن الرجل الذي لايبكي، بجهل ماهي الرجولة، فلاتخجل من البكاء يابني، لأن الدموع أرقى ماتملك'. Life is a train that stops at no stations; you either jump abroad or stand on the platform and watch as it passes. Yasmina Khadra, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit.

Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally green jasmine) is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul. His novel The Swallows of Kabul, set in Afghanistan under the Taliban, was shortlisted for the 2006 International Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally "green jasmine") is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul. Moulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman's pseudonym to avoid military censorship.

Author: Yasmina Khadra. The book is also gripping and dynamic in ways that rivet the reader even when the thinking is didactic and the prose takes a purplish turn. Janet Maslin, The New York Times. Yasmina Khadra' is the pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul. He was born in 1956, and fled his native Algeria in 2000. Return to top of the page

The Attack Yasmina Khadra, 2005 (Trans. by John Collin, 2006) Knopf Doubleday 272 pp. ISBN-13: 9780307275707. Summary Dr. Amin Jaafari, an Arab-Israeli citizen, is a surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. From the graphic, beautifully rendered description of the bombing that opens the novel to the searing conclusion, The Attack portrays the reality of terrorism and its incalculable spiritual costs. Intense and humane, devoid of political bias, hatred, and polemics, it probes deep inside the Muslim world and gives readers a profound understanding of what seems impossible to understand.

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, translated by John Cullen 257pp, William Heinemann, £1. 9. The suicide bomber is easier to fathom as a weapon or act of propaganda than as a personality. If the bomber is a woman, killing other women and their children, the character is all the more baffling. Presented in a novel, her femininity is a source of heightened moral interest, a sort of turn of the screw. The book opens with Amin taking charge of the chaos in the emergency room after a suicide bomber attacks a fast-food restaurant in the Hakirya district of Tel Aviv, killing 19 people including a group of schoolchildren at a birthday party.

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Darling, this is Younes. Yesterday he was my nephew, today he is our son'. Kurt Krausmann, a recently bereaved Frankfurt doctor, is persuaded to join his friend, wealthy benefactor Hans Makkenroth, on a humanitarian mission to the Comoros. The journey helps him begin to confront his loss, but soon misfortune strikes again: the boat he and Hans are travelling in is hijacked in the Gulf of Aden and the men are taken hostage.

But Yasmina Khadra is not really a female author. She is, in fact, a man and former officer in the Algerian Army who used a pen name to avoid military censorship - or that’s the explanation given on the about the author page in this book. Khadra has some 20 books to her name, but only four have been translated into English. The Attack, also shortlisted for the 2008 IMPAC Award, was (as far as I can gather) the second. This book was also shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt, the Prix Femina and the Prix Renaudot, and won the Prix de Libraires. So, my initial impression, that The Attack was by an author of some standing was pretty much on the money. The Attack is set in Israel and - surprise, surprise - it’s about a suicide bomber.

Listen to The Attack by Yasmina Khadra with Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki. Dr. Amin Jaafari, an Arab-Israeli citizen, is a respected, dedicated surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv  .

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Ammine, a surgeon in a Jerusalem hospital, struggles to cope with the mangled bodies of victims of a suicide bombing in a downtown Jerusalem pizza restaurant. He is harassed, well-meaning, utterly dedicated and professional - and a naturalised Israeli Arab. When the police pin responsibility of the suicide attack on Ammine's wife, he is at first baffled, disbelieving and angry. But his feelings turn to confusion and sorrow when he discovers his wife was indeed behind the attack, as he travels to Nazareth and Gaza, attempting to discover who could have convinced his wife to do such a thing, and why she might have done so. His life, he discovers, is a lie: not only the lie told to him for several years by his wife - a naturalised Arab who slowly became political - but also the lie he has been telling himself, that his place as an Arab in Israeli society is normal: that the intifada is an abberation, that he - educated, civilised, cosmopolitan, with a beautiful house and Jewish friends who come to dinner - is the future of Arabs in Israel. The result is an inexorable tragedy, the destruction of a good man who does not understand and does not wish to understand the struggles beneath the surface of his life. He is a healer, and believes this absolves him from any involvement in the surrounding 'struggle'; but he learns that to remain neutral is death. The novel offers no solutions: it ends, as it also began, with the Israeli helicopter bombing of a Gaza village to which the doctor has come in his final understanding of his wife's choices. Ammine dies in the attack - which he may have brought upon himself and the other villagers by his high-profile search for 'truth'. Khadra writes with an urgency and an inevitability which is both terrifying and exciting, and this glimpse into an ordinary world split asunder is compelling, often beautifully written and compulsively readable.
Reviews: 7
Hawk Flying
Definitely a story that leaves you deep in thought at its calamitous end. Set in modern Israel and Palestine, the book raises the question of why a wealthy, educated and fully accepted member (albeit an Arab woman) of Israeli society would choose to become a suicide bomber. The storyline follows the turbulent investigation undertaken by the woman's husband--a successful Arab-Israeili surgeon--to find out why his wife abandoned her life (literally) and him in order to make a political statement.
This is a highly emotional experience for the reader and raises all kinds of moral questions outside the Arab-Israeli context. For Americans, the question could be, "Can the affluent members of our society fully enjoy their lives in the midst of lingering poverty?" In any event, this is a well-crafted book with plenty of substance.
Ylonean
“The Attack” screams out that the Israeli Palestinian conflict is one of conflicting dreams. The hero Amin is eventually crushed between the conflicting dreams of Israel and the Palestinian second intifada.

The books factual content is painful to read but I think truthful, Unfortunately the book itself is flawed by either bad translation or poor writing or both, and overly one dimensional characters. However I think it does a good job of exposing the isues associated with "Freedom Fighter" terrorist attacks.

The Author (I think) aligns himself with Amin who has not let persecution sour his outlook and when facing death holds on to a better future for his people. “Dream that you’re beautiful, happy, and immortal ------ you’ll always have your dreams, so you can reinvent your stolen world.” Amin’s world view is in fact very Jewish - namely contributing in his own way to building a better world. However not very Jewish in that he opts out of taking any responsibility for the future of his people.

The police official - Navid - states his world view in the speech he gives to Amin in which he identifies the insanity of terrorists who have already given themselves up to another world and only look forward to the celebration of their heroic deaths, This view is insensitive to the root causes of terrorist acts which are performed in the name of nation building. Unfortunately this amplifies the underlying causes and perpetuates violence against violence with no possible end except eradication of one's foe.

The terrorist leader justifies his efforts in the speech he gives to Amin in which he clearly separates his motivations from those of an Islamist and certainly from that of a Jihadist. He sees himself as a freedom fighter with no other tools left to fight with. Unfortunately this view ignores the clearly immoral act of murder under any name and also ignores that it perpetuates the cycle of death ending in eradication of the terrorists themselves and thwarting of their dreams for statehood,

The novel is successful in stating the moral questions but I think leaves a poor taste in one’s mouth by illustrating that none of the three choices portrayed work. Moral action with insufficient acceptance of responsibility, terrorism with no concern for innocent lives shattered as well as the use of overwhelming force against terrorism with no attention paid to root causes -- all lead to perpetuation of the conflict.

Bad taste aside -- perhaps this is exactly the message intended.
Beahelm
This is such an amazing book! It starts off with a suicide bombing attack and bring the reader along for a gripping tale. It's been a while since I've actually read it, so I don't remember a lot of the details, which is probably for the best. I wouldn't want to risk ruining it for you. I do remember it was an awesome read though, so pick up a copy. Trust me- you'll enjoy it.
Mr.Champions
Absolutely first-rate. A compelling novel which deals with a compelling, controversial topic---the ongoing strife between the state of Israel and Palestine. Gives an inside look into the minds of both the victims and their assailants who can be considered one and the same, if that makes sense. The reader, through the protagonist, gets an extremely personal look into this area of the world. Interestingly, the book was published in 2006, but the situation described could be occurring right now.
Yellow Judge
This book was recommended by a friend whose taste in literature is similar to mine. The story is about the impact of a suicide bombing from the point of view of the husband of the bomber.( No spoiler alert necessary since this fact is revealed in the first few pages of the book.) In reading the book, I came to understand how a seemingly happily married Muslim woman living in Israel could come to do such a thing. At the beginning of the book this at seems incomprehensible, but by the end the reader comes to understand the process that caused this woman to do such a thing.
Phobism
I recently saw a review for another book that strongly endorsed The Attack, so thought I'd give it a try for myself. Very glad that I did as I've spent time in Israel/Palestine, on both sides of "the wall" and seen for myself some of the reasons this conflict exists and most likely will not abate for many many years to come.

Yasmina Khadra does a nice job building her "leading man", and taking us backwards through his and his people's frustration with a society that prohibits them from controlling their destiny.

Amin is, despite a willingness to assimilate, one more example of how difficult it is to overcome generations of fear, bigotry, ignorance and power--tribal and political--and be accepted for what we do rather than suspected for what others do.

Definitely a good read, no matter what your position is about Israel/Palestine.
fire dancer
Saw the movie (excellent) and wanted to read the book. It's a fast read. The book closely follows the movie (or should I say this the other way round?). However, the prose in the book is amateurish. There were a couple of passages though that I found extremely enlightening and made the read very worthwhile. It amazes me how they could have taken this book and made such an absolutely gripping film of it. In this case, the screenwriter (the movie director and his wife) made a marked improvement with its script. If you get a chance, do see the movie.