A Case of Exploding MangoeseBook
There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. This is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of:
3.The CIA's impatience
4.A blind woman's curse
5.Generals not happy with their pension plans
6.The mango season
Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?
Teasing, provocative, and very, very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel and shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008.
From Library Staff
A clever blend of fact and fiction (mostly the latter) surrounding the 1988 death in a plane crash of Pakistani dictator Zia ul-Haq. Was it mechanical failure? CIA? An old womans curse? Or our narrator, Ali Shigri? Read and decide for yourself.
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There's poetry in committing a crime after you have served your sentence. I do not have much interest in poetry, but punishment before a crime does have a certain singsong quality to it
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