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A case of exploding mangoes

Author: Mohammed Hanif
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of Fury Squadron, is determined to understand what or who pushed his father to commit suicide--and to avenge his death. His father, one of Zia ul-Haq's colonels, may or may not have been involved in the conspiracies and coincidences leading to the mysterious 1988 plane crash that killed Pakistan's dictator General Zia ul-Haq. His search immerses him in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Political fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hanif, Mohammed.
Case of exploding mangoes.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608587279
Named Person: Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq; Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Hanif
ISBN: 9780307268075 0307268071 0224082426 9780224082426 9780307388186 0307388182
OCLC Number: 191865420
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book."
Awards: Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book 2009
Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Eurasia 2009
Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2008
Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize of Europe and South Asia 2009
Description: 323 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mohammed Hanif.

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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:1.Mechanical failure2.Human error3.The  Read more...
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