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The Kindness of Enemies

(2015)
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It's 2010, and Natasha, a half-Russian, half-Sudanese professor of Islamic studies, is researching the life of Imam Shamil, the 19th-century Muslim leader who led the anti-Russian resistance in the Caucasian War. When shy, single Natasha discovers that her star student, Oz, is not only descended from the warrior but also possesses Shamil's priceless sword, the imam's story comes vividly to life. As Natasha's relationship with Oz and his alluring actress mother intensifies, Natasha is forced to confront an issue she has long tried to avoid - that of her Muslim heritage. When Oz is suddenly arrested at his home one morning, Natasha realizes that everything she values stands in jeopardy.

Told with Aboulela's inimitable elegance and narrated from the points of view of both Natasha and the historical characters she is researching, The Kindness of Enemies is both an engrossing story of a provocative period in history and an important examination of what it is to be a Muslim in a post-9/11 world.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 0-8021-2448-8 / 978-0-8021-2448-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-4746-0009-3 / 978-1-4746-0009-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 0-8021-2624-3 / 978-0-8021-2624-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-4746-0092-1 / 978-1-4746-0092-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-4746-0010-7 / 978-1-4746-0010-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-5226-3497-5 / 978-1-5226-3497-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


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