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The Taliban Cricket Club [Kindle Edition]

TIMERI N MURARI
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Pressestimmen

“An engaging new novel. . . . Murari’s imagined tale of how a desperate group of Afghans seizes this opportunity to seek their freedom offers insights into the dangers, deprivations, passions, and aspirations of everyday Afghan life.” (National Geographic Traveler)

“Fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner will here find a similarly uplifting story about good people surviving their horrific circumstances. . . . Murari has crafted a tense, compelling story.” (Library Journal)

“There is a twist in the tale—and it is a clever one.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Required reading.” (New York Post)

“A beautifully written novel that takes the reader through the shrouded world of one woman whose only crime is being a woman.... I loved this riveting book.” (Deborah Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of Kabul Beauty School)

“A moving, splendidly realized story of courage and grit in modern-day Kabul. I was won over by Murari’s uplifting and vastly entertaining sporting tale, which reaffirms the power of friendship, fellowship, and love in the face of all forms of tyranny.” (Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects)

“A lovely, diverting and moving tale of contemporary Kabul, about love, courage, passion, tyranny and cricket. Murari has an uncommon tale to tell, and does so with imagination and empathy.” (Shashi Tharoor, award-winning author of The Great Indian Novel)

“A compelling novel about cricket in war-torn Kabul, narrated by a young woman who refuses to be silenced by the Taliban.” (Shelf Awareness)

Pressestimmen

“An engaging new novel. . . . Murari’s imagined tale of how a desperate group of Afghans seizes this opportunity to seek their freedom offers insights into the dangers, deprivations, passions, and aspirations of everyday Afghan life.” (National Geographic Traveler )

“Fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner will here find a similarly uplifting story about good people surviving their horrific circumstances. . . . Murari has crafted a tense, compelling story.” (Library Journal )

“There is a twist in the tale—and it is a clever one.” (San Francisco Chronicle )

“Required reading.” (New York Post )

“A beautifully written novel that takes the reader through the shrouded world of one woman whose only crime is being a woman.... I loved this riveting book.” (Deborah Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of Kabul Beauty School )

“A moving, splendidly realized story of courage and grit in modern-day Kabul. I was won over by Murari’s uplifting and vastly entertaining sporting tale, which reaffirms the power of friendship, fellowship, and love in the face of all forms of tyranny.” (Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects )

“A lovely, diverting and moving tale of contemporary Kabul, about love, courage, passion, tyranny and cricket. Murari has an uncommon tale to tell, and does so with imagination and empathy.” (Shashi Tharoor, award-winning author of The Great Indian Novel )

“A compelling novel about cricket in war-torn Kabul, narrated by a young woman who refuses to be silenced by the Taliban.” (Shelf Awareness )

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 452 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 341 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0062091255
  • Verlag: Allen & Unwin (23. Mai 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0083ZM6RY
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Yes, but - 17. März 2013
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is it really convincing?

The story (no, I won't go into detail) is based on a just about workable premise, the plot has a couple of holes in it (e.g. why should the winning team be whisked off on a flight to Pakistan on the same evening as the tournement?), but then again, this is only the skeleton for something else, i.e. life in Kabul around the year 2000.

It is clear that Mr Murari did a lot of research, but somehow I felt inflated when I discovered (about half way through the novel, as I had just picked it up without much thought) that the author is in fact an Indian man, living and working in the UK. It's still a good, fast-paced read peppered with a lot of insights into the game of cricket but I keep wondering how honest and true the description of life under the Taliban for a young woman is. Some of Rukhsana's thoughts read too much like what a not-so-young man would imagine her thoughts to be. The love story running parallel seems to come straight out of Bollywood, the final reunion with her lover as well as her thoughts on having to marry a not-too-desirable cousin earlier.

Yes, I enjoyed reading it but it falls short of being a great novel (unlike The Kite Flyer - a comparison that comes naturally).

I really would have preferred 3.5 stars, because the novel deserves more than 3 but is, in my opionion, not quite up to 4.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Naja 14. Oktober 2013
Von Heislitz
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Einerseits möchte man das Buch zu Ende lesen, weil es ausreichend spannend ist. Andererseits sind die Beschreibungen sowohl der Lebenswirklichkeit in Kabul unter den Taliban wie der Charaktere - selbst der weiblichen Hauptfigur - holzschnittartig. Wer Hosseinis Bücher gelesen hat, muss enttäuscht sein; und der beschreibt ja auch Frauen als Hauptfiguren. Hier kommen nur zwei Talib in handelnden Rollen vor, beide Mörder und Verkörperungen des Bösen; ein anderer handelnde Mann ist der Bruder der Heldin und ganz am Schluss noch einer (wird nicht verraten). Allerdings muss man sagen, dass der Roman Interesse an Cricket weckt, jedenfalls solange man ihn liest.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sehr empehlenswert! 16. Juli 2013
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Genre:
Drama.

Inhalt:
Die Afghanin Rukhsana kehrt nach einem Journalistik-Studienaufenthalt in Indien in ihr von den Taliban unterdrücktes Heimatland zurück, um ihre an Krebs erkrankte Mutter zu pflegen und eine arrangierte Ehe mit einem Landsmann einzugehen. Da die Taliban keine weiblichen Journalisten dulden, verliert sie ihren Job bei einer Kabuler Zeitung. Unter einem Pseudonym veröffentlicht sie jedoch weiterhin regimekritische Artikel. Sie wird schließlich zum verantwortlichen Minister der Taliban zitiert, der sie einschüchtert. Dennoch verliebt er sich in die widerspenstige Frau und verlangt, dass sie ihn heiratet. Rukhsana muss sich verstecken.

Als die Taliban beschließen, ihr öffentliches Ansehen zu verbessern, indem sie Cricket für Männer erlauben und die Aufnahme in den internationalen Verband beantragen, stellen Rukhsanas Cousins ein Team auf. Sie wollen an einem in Kürze stattfindenden nationalen Wettbewerb in Kabul teilnehmen, dessen Siegerteam in Pakistan trainieren darf. Sie beabsichtigen die Chance nutzen, um aus Afghanistan zu flüchten. Da Rukhsana die einzige ist, die während ihrer Collegezeit Cricket gespielt hat, bitten sie ihre Cousine, ihr Team zu trainieren. Da Frauen Sport verboten ist, muss sie sich als Mann verkleiden. Sie geht damit ein erhebliches Risiko ein, da der Minister seine Schergen beauftragt hat, sie zu finden. Als das Turnier naht, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse.

Perspektive:
Ich-Erzähler (Rukhsana). Die Ich-Perspektive ermöglicht dem Leser, tief in die emotionale Welt einer jungen Frau einzutauchen, deren Drang nach Freiheit und Selbstverwirklichung sie in den Konflikt mit den Taliban und damit in Todesgefahr bringt.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A conventional suspense yarn in a very unconventional setting 21. Mai 2012
Von S. McGee - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Rukhsana is a fairly typical young woman in many ways -- she's worried about her mother, who is unwell, and unhappy about being separated from the man she loves. But then comes the really hard part -- it's about 1999 or 2000, and she lives in Kabul, under the Taliban regime, where she can't leave the house without being escorted by her younger brother or another male member of her family. What makes this even tougher is that Rukhsana worked as a journalist until a Talib commander sent her home from work, telling her that "women should only be seen in the one and the grave." Now she is sending stories about the oppressive regime to Delhi, where they are being printed -- and it seems Wahidi, the minister for the propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice, has figured out who is responsible. When the novel opens, she is summoned to his offices, where she finds herself one of the journalists told to announce that Afghanistan plans to participate in global cricket matches -- after all, Wahidi informs them, the clothing is modest and no women will be allowed to play.

That's just the starting point for what is at heart a deeply conventional romantic suspense story, complete with improbable coincidences and miraculous twists and turns of fate. If that's all it was, however, I would probably have stopped reading after 30 or 40 pages. Instead, Timeri Murari somehow has transcended gender and nationality (and age, I presume) to imagine himself into the persona of a young Afghan woman, trapped in her home, waiting for her mother to succumb to cancer and for her distant cousin, now in America, to send for her so they can be married as the family has arranged. Through flashbacks, it becomes clear that Rukhsana is ambivalent about that idea -- but also that she has succumbed to the "soot of despair" that has settled over the lives of Afghans as they struggle to survive the caprices of the violent Taliban. Could cricket give at least some of her family a way of escape? Wahidi has declared that the victors in the upcoming competition between such Afghan teams as citizens of Kabul care to form will be allowed to travel to Pakistan to train with that country's masters of the sport. Rukhsana's brother and her male cousins immediately decide that they must win -- and recruit Rukhsana, burkha and all, to coach them, given that she's the only one who knows how the game is played.

But the "games" become even more serious when Wahidi decide he is enamored of Rukhsana and wants to marry her. Suddenly, there's more at stake, and one more person who needs to escape Kabul and the Taliban urgently -- Rukhsana herself. The rest of the novel is literally a race against time -- can Rukhsana coach the team to victory, escape the vicious Wahidi and find a new life for herself? The ideas explored here are, in essence, the stuff of which novels have been written for decades, if not centuries. But the reality of Afghan women's lives during this era lies behind the plot twists that might otherwise have caused me to roll my eyes in disbelief; that serves as a sobering reminder of the deadly seriousness of what is really at stake. It's not just about happiness, but survival, turning the novel into both a gripping and a moving book. Oh, and the epitome of a "thumping good read."

This isn't literature, to be sure. But I, for one, didn't care -- I read the book in a single sitting, and stayed up nearly all night to finish it. And I didn't mind the sleep deprivation that followed. Murari knows his setting and his characters' lives, and vividly depicts the day to day struggle under Taliban rule, contrasting that with Rukhsana's past life with her family in the relatively liberal air of Delhi before the change in regime for additional impact. It's based on a true story -- the Afghan government decided in 2000 that it wanted to play competitive cricket on the global stage, although the novel parts company with reality in that their plans never got off the ground. My only beef with the novel is really my own issue -- I don't follow cricket at all, and Murari sometimes errs on the side of lack of explanation. Rukhsana's cousins pick up the game, but I certainly didn't -- and Murari lost me with comments like "If he picks up quick wickets, they'll bowl him out." But I realized that to follow the real drama I didn't need to grasp all the minutiae as long as I could understand the gist of what was going on when it came to cricket -- and besides, as Rukhsana points out, cricket isn't just about hitting a ball and running. "Do the Talib know that they're encouraging the kinds of behavior that they've been trying to suppress all these years?" wonders Rukhsana. "Because they are presenting us with the freedom to express who we are, to discover ourselves, to express our defiance on a playing field ... We're out of their reach on the cricket field." Cricket, she rhapsodizes, is "theater, it's dance, it's an opera." I'm not sure I get that, but I certainly came away from this book glad that I read it and have on hand to re-read when the mood strikes -- as I'm sure it will.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The promotion of virtues 13. Juni 2012
Von Hande Z - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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A poignant but uplifting story about a defiant, independent woman, Rukhsana and her escape from the Zorak Wahidi, the Minister for the Promotion of Virtues and the Prevention of Vice in Afghanistan, a country where they "banned music, movies, television, computers, picnic, and wedding parties." There were no more cameras, paintings, pets, alcohol, magazines and books. Zorak wanted Rukhsana to be his wife but his intentions were not honorable. He intended to treat her as his personal slave for the act of defiance she displayed four years before when he slapped and whipped her for speaking back to him at the office of the Kabul Times where she worked as a journalist. He sent her and all the women home, saying, "Women should be seen only in the home and in the graveyard."

However, Rukhsana and her brother, Jahan saw their chance to flee Afghanistan when Zorak declared that they would have a cricket tournament to show the world how civilized the country was. The winning team would get a free pass to train in Pakistan. Jahan and his cousins rounded up a team, but none in the team even knew how to play cricket - except Rukhsana. So she dressed as a man (from her old costume she used to play "Shylock") to teach the team how to play.

Pursued by Droon (Zorak's equally evil brother) Rukhsana went into hiding bidding her time. Like Zorak, Droon sneered at Jahan saying that "Women should be hidden so that they do not corrupt men's minds." In the interim, Rukhsana had to train the team and teach them all the 42 rules of cricket "each with a long explanation". Murari spiced the story with clever, humorous dialogue. When Parwaaze was named the team captain, his cousin Qubad asked naively, "Why only captain and not general?" Rukhsana had to deal with the death of her mother and the tinges of conscience as she kept a nervous watch for Droon's dreaded Land Cruiser and armed men because Droon had been constantly harassing Jahan for her whereabouts. Jahan kept up his lie that Rukhsana was visiting a northern town and Droon kept wanting to know when she would return.

Two other men featured in Rukhsana's life. One was Shaheen whom her parents hope she would marry but he left the country and married another girl even as he promised to send money to Rukhsana to help her escape. That was another of his unfulfilled promises to her. The true love of her life was Veer. He too, was out of the country tracking jungles but he declared that he would come back to help her get out of the country. She was horrified for him because of the dangers of coming back. She told him that "At least there are laws in the jungle."

SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ ON IF YOU PREFER TO ENJOY THE ENDING YOURSELF.

Qubad missed a high ball during training and the ball hit the ground and the landmine underneath exploded. The explosion injured Qubad and took him out of the team. Veer returned and took his place. Veer turned out to be a good cricketer. Four teams registered for the tournament. One of them was Zorak's Afghanistan State Team (who had only one good player, suspiciously imported from a cricket playing country). Against the odds, Jahan's team won but Zorak promptly reneged on his word. He announced that he had already told the Pakistanis that the State Team would be going and it was too much trouble to change now. When the teams retired to the dressing room, Jahan discovered that the State Team players all had their passports in their blazers. Instinctively Jahan got his team to swipe the blazers and escape posing as the State Team.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Amazing 1. Juni 2013
Von Biggles - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Others have written better reviews than I ever could, but I just wanted to add that this was one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I picked it up and had to read it in just one sitting. Yes, you can pretty much figure out the ending, but how the author arrives there is the magic. What a wonderful story and I hate most sports!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Makes you appreciate Freedom .... 27. Juni 2012
Von Dattatraya R. Korde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I am an ardent cricket follower and so the word cricket made me pick up this book and start reading it. This book though is much more than cricket. Cricket is just a medium used in this book by the central character Rukhsana and her cousins to escape from the tyrannical rule of the Taliban.

The author has painted a complete picture of the atrocities committed by Taliban onto the Afghan people in the name of religion during their regime. Using a fictional story, the author takes you into a wild journey of the once beautiful Kabul and narrates through Rukhsana how Taliban brought the glory of this nation down to dust.

Its only eventually through cricket that Rukhsana and her cousins can find an escape from the Talib tyrants but this does not happen without a hefty cost and not everyone is lucky.

Overall it is a very gripping story and makes me appreciate the freedom that I have as an individual.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen More than just cricket 27. März 2013
Von Ewart Rouse - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Say the word Taliban and Americans generally think of gun-toting rebels and suicide bombers who target foreign troops in Afghanistan.
Cricket, that gentlemen's game in which cheating and bad behavior are a no-no, is the last thing that would come to mind.
At least, it was that way with me - until I read "The Taliban Cricket Club."
The story-line goes something like this: The Taliban, back when it ruled Afghanistan, is so concerned about the country's image as an uncivilized society that it promotes cricket - the epitome of civility - to its youth.
The main thrust of that effort is a tournament in which the winner gets to go to Pakistan for professional training, a step toward Afghanistan gaining International Cricket Council membership, and parity with the established cricketing countries of the world.
One of the competing teams is led by the protagonist, Rukhsana, an educated and enlightened woman who hates the regime and despises the antagonist, a Taliban leader who wants to claim her as one of his wives. Rukhsana views the tournament as an opportunity to escape it all and join her true love abroad. But first, her team has to win. But, to use the often quoted parlance, cricket is a funny game and the best team doesn't always win - and in this instance, guaranteed not to win when the system is rigged, gentlemen's game be damned!
If you enjoy a good yarn with a blend of romance, political intrigue, and adventure, "The Taliban Cricket Club" should be your cup of tea.
- Ewart Rouse is the author of "Sticky Wicket," a series of four cricket novels.
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