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The Kindness of Enemies

(2015)
A novel by

 
"An absorbing novel . . . reminds us of the complexity of the web woven by those threads of faith, nationality, politics and history."-New York Times Book Review

"Aboulela has written a book for grown-ups... that speaks more forcefully than a thousand opinion pieces...she has done more than breathe life into legend." -San Francisco Chronicle


From the first ever winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Leila Aboulela, The Kindness of Enemies is a powerful historical journey across time and continents and a riveting epic of love, betrayal, and war. It's 2010 and Natasha, a half-Russian, half-Sudanese professor of history, is researching the life of Imam Shamil, the nineteenth century Muslim leader who led the anti-Russian resistance in the Caucasian War. When Natasha discovers her star student, Osama (Oz), is not only descended from the warrior but also possesses Shamil's legendary sword, the Imam's story comes vividly to life. But 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, 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.

"A rich, multilayered story, a whole syllabus of compelling topics. As a novelist, Aboulela moves confidently between dramatizing urgent, contemporary issues and providing her audience with sufficient background to follow these discussions about the changing meaning of jihad, the history of Sufism and the racial politics of the war on terror."-Washington Post

"Riveting . . . [this novel] hums in hushed and meditative tones through prisoners of war in historic and contemporary fantasy rooted in reality."-Los Angeles Times


 
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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-4746-0092-1 / 978-1-4746-0092-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: 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
Title: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
ISBN: 1-5226-3497-5 / 978-1-5226-3497-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Kindness of Enemies
Author(s): Leila Aboulela
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

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