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Zesty, highly inventive...Hanif is a gifted writer...His explosive finale is brilliantly constructed ― Daily Mail

Exuberant and satirical: this is an angry comedy about Zia's brutal legacy to Pakistan ―

Witty, elegaic and deliciously anarchic -- John Le Carré

A Pakistan not reducible to generals, jets and jihadisa...a debut novel shaped as much by the subcontinents fascination with history and historical figures as by political thrillers in the tradition of Forsyth and Le Carre.... Along the way there is plenty of humour and slapstick... Cadet life is entertainingly evoked, overflowing with japes, jerkoffs, hashish highs and liquored lows... The most unexpected aspect of Mangoes is also its most compelling - the wryly told story of a love affair between two cadets ―

Entertaining.... darkly comic.... There are sharply observed sketches of toadying ministers, mindlessly efficient security chiefs, filthy prison cells, sex-mad Arab sheikhs and erudite communist prisoners...as a piece of political satire,
A Case of Exploding Mangoes deserves a high mark ― Independent

About the Author

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan, in 1965. He graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as Pilot Officer, but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. He has written plays for the stage and BBC radio, and his film The Long Night has been shown at film festivals around the world. His first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel in 2008.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0099516748
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; 1st edition (4 Jun. 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780099516743
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0099516743
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
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