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His wife’s body is found among the dead, with massive injuries, the police coldly announce, typical of those found on the bodies of fundamentalist suicide bombers. It did get a wee bit preachy, which came very close to taking me out of xttentat best part of the book- the human experience of this horrible conflict- and putting it into the realm of a lecture.

What follows is his attempt at kadra how he could have been so blind at not seeing the signs that led to this horrific tragedy. I also had some issues with the translation- some of the phrases chosen in translation were a out of date or b just But this night of turmoil and death takes a horrifyingly personal turn.

Did she do it? To ask other readers questions about The Attackplease sign up. This book is a slow, steady climb; very few surprises.

It bothered me alongside other bits that seemed refreshingly honest, piercingly observed. Mostly I felt as though I was getting a lecture about the very messy and complicated and, clearly, emotional landscape of the Middle East.

I had trouble with the whole masculinity narrative running through this, and how his manhood was challenged because his wife may have found things other than him important. But you have to know where to put your feet. Refresh and try again. Dr Jaafari remains distant, and his wife a complete enigma.



Tel Aviv, giorni nostri: Neutrality is not an option if you see war as a just war. This was a bit of a labradoodle. Khadra does an excellent job of giving everyone their due, making all sides compelling and tragic, right and terribly terribly misguided.

yaasmina I appreciate that the author tried to show all sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – no clear heroes, no out-and-out villains, but individuals doing their best to cope with violence and war and cultural “attack” as part of everyday reality. Why sacrifice some for the benefit for others?

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra

It really made me wonder if people will ever get along and how important it is to try. An Algerian author who took a woman’s pseudonym to avoid military censorship.

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. Amin finally goes home exhausted to his wife, and assumes that her absense means that she is still with her Auntie in Nazareth. Our discussion Great discussion tonight with my book group.

Jaafari was betrayed by his wife and like any betray The first half of the book is about the husbands grief and shock at what his wife has done. Our discussion was wide-ranging and we veered away from the book frequently, but that just shows how many universal issues Khadra’s work touches upon. Dr Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Arab. Anonymity was the only way for him to survive and avoid censorship during the Algerian Civil War. The opening chapter is incredibly powerful.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in after leaving the army and going into exile and seclusion in France. I have read most of Yasmina Khadra’s works and I have found them all very compelling. Some found it hard to understand why Sihem did what she did, and all of us speculated on the nature of day to day life in the Middle East when there seems to be little hope for a lasting peace.

View all 7 comments. I think this was probably because the book was translated from French. Preview — The Attack by Yasmina Khadra. Filed under French Culture.

I no longer recognize the world I live in. Il grande salto e, come premio, lo status di martire. Despite the publication yamina many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in after leaving the army and going into exile and seclu Yasmina Khadra Arabic: Even though I was growing up in a land that had been tormented since the dawn of time, I refused to consider the world as a battlefield.

He develops certain theories that fit into its world outlook, but do not always represent the reality. You can afford your dreams.