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The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N Murari

The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N Murari
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Author:  Timeri N Murari

ISBN:  9781742378848

Weight:  990g

Signed, lined and dated first
edition, first print UK PAPERBACK

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The Taliban Cricket Club – Timeri N Murari

Who knew that in the battle against oppression a woman’s greatest weapon would be a cricket ball?

Rukhsana, a spirited young journalist in Kabul, is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to face its terrifying minister, Zorak Wahidi.  A cricket tournament is announced, with the winning team to travel to Pakistan for training and then represent Afghanistan at an international level.

In reality, the idea is ludicrous.  The Taliban will never embrace a game rooted in civility, fairness and equality.  And no one in Afghanistan even knows how to play cricket, except Rukhsana.  The tournament offers hope – a means of escape for her brother and young cousins.  And for Rukhsana, escape is essential – Wahidi wants to marry her, a frightening proposition which will enslave her in his home.

With the help of her cousins, Rukhsana devises an audacious plan that could ensure their freedom.  All they have to do is learn to play cricket – and win.

A soaring novel of resilience, strength, hope and tenderness, The Taliban Cricket Club reveals how love can overcome, and outwit, the power of tyrants.

Bibliographic Data
Title : The Taliban Cricket Club
Author : Timeri N Murari
Book Features
Edition / printing : First edition / First printing
Book features : Cover has French flaps
Overall condition : Fine - the usual very light scuffing that's considered typical for a book with a card cover
Signed : Yes, on the title page
Lined : Yes, It was four years ago when winter hovered beyond the Hindu Kush... (start of opening line of chapter three)
Dated : Yes, 2 NOV 2012
Book Stats
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Publication date : 01 July 2012
Printed by : MPG Books Group
ISBN 13 : 9781742378848
ISBN 10 : 1742378846
Format : Paperback (softcover)
Pages : 325
H x W x D : 190 x 135 x 24mm
Design Credits
Cover design : Nathan Burton

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