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Title:The Taliban Cricket Club
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:HarperCollins Canada
ISBN:1443410640
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Number of Pages:336
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction

The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Taliban Cricket Club Rukhsana is a spirited young journalist working for the em Kabul Daily em in Afghanistan She takes care of her ill widowed mother and her younger brother Jahan With the arrival of a summons for Rukhsana to appear before the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice the family s world is shattered The Minister zorak Wahidi has two goals in mind to threaten the anti Taliban news reporters and to announce the Taliban s intention to hold a cricket tournament the winner of which will represent Afghanistan in international cricket and give the brutal regime a cloak of respectability in the world .

Rukhsana knows this is a ludicrous idea the Taliban could never embrace a game rooted in civility fair play and equality And no one in Afghanistan even plays cricket no one that is except Rukhsana .

This could be however a way to get her male cousins and her brother out of Afghanistan for good But Wahidi has a third goal in mind to marry Rukhsana The union would be her death sentence wrenching her away from her family and placing her under Wahidi s complete control Forced into hiding and desperate to escape the country Rukhsana realizes that Wahidi may have given her a way out too When her loyal beloved cousins ask for her help she sets about teaching them how to win their own freedom with a bat and a ball

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