Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "I am so grateful that The Swallows of Kabul has been written, and written with such relentless poetry and passion [It] once more. "Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra Critical Reading Journal Before Reading (Chapters 5 and 6), The Swallows of Kabul One of the objectives for the .

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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Khadra is the nom de plume for Algerian army Look inside this book. The Swallows of Kabul by [Khadra, Yasmina]. THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by. Sébastien Tavel and Patricia Mortagne. Screenplay adapted from the novel. LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL by Yasmina. The Swallows of. KABUL. Readers Guide for. The Swallows of Kabul. Discussion Questions. What is the book about? 1. In what ways is Kabul, as described in.

Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Victoria Xu. Consider some of the strategies that good readers use: Notice and fondle the details. Use their memory. Tap into their artistic sense s. Embrace the dictionary — have one at their side at all times and use it. Engage — passionately enjoy, cry, shiver.

Some of the information you have to infer conclude based on what you read. When Atiq goes to the mosque, what does the mosque look and feel like? What does Atiq think about throughout this chapter? Why does he feel this way? Who are the disabled veterans? Describe the individual in the group What do they talk about?

Which story is the most significant? How did Atiq meet his wife? What does Atiq and his wife discuss? When Atiq returns home, what condition does he find his house in? What happens when Mohsen Ramat returns home?

Why does he respond the way he does? On My Own Questions Is it happy, sad, what? Is this due to the Taliban being in Kabul? Why or why not? How do surroundings influence others? Why do you think the author includes the disabled veterans in this chapter? What understanding to you gain about life in Kabul? Chapter 5 pages Complete the venn diagram and answer the questions below as you read this chapter. You may need to refer to information from previous chapters to help you. Now Mirza does cocaine for money.

Atiq tells Mirza about his troubles and his concern for his ill wife. Atiq feels indebted to his wife because she saved his life. Chapter 3 Mohsen Ramat goes home and you meet his wife Zunaira a beautiful woman who used to be a school teacher.

The windows must be covered because it would offend a man if he walked by and saw Zunaira. Mohsen tells his wife what happened at the market place and she is horrified. Chapter 4 Atiq is patrolling a sanctuary, seizing men and forcing them to join the assembled faithful. During Maghreb prayer, Atiq is mad at himself for thinking angry thoughts about the poor and elderly.

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Goliath tells a story about being ambushed, having to lie surrounded by smelly corpses. Atiq finally goes home and is surprised to find his wife Musarrat out of bed.

She has cleaned and cooked for him. They argue and Atiq gets mad and leaves.

Chapter 5 Atiq goes to the jail to sleep. You meet Nazeesh, who comes into the jail to comfort the jailer because he see the light on.

Nazeesh talks about his father being sick and being a burden on him. Atiq insults Nazeesh, telling him he is never going to run away: he always talks about it but never follows through. Nazeesh leaves the jail upset. Atiq thinks to himself that if Ms. Chapter 6 Zunaira is no longer mad at Mohsen.

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And they will be scolded if they talk to each other. But see that he is very sad she agrees to go. Chapter 7 Atiq finds Nazeesh and apologizes for last night but before leaving he once again is mean to him. Atiq is upset at himself for this but notices he is starting to be mean to people without thinking. This upsets Atiq so he rushes off knocking over Zunaira and Mohsen. Zunaira and Mohsen are knocked over by Atiq.

They swap comments on his rudeness, then start to laugh.

A different guard comes over and hits Mohsen for laughing in public. Zunaira tell Mohsen that they should leave and gets hit for speaking. Another guard comes, and ask where they are headed. They tell him that his wife will wait there and he will attend Mullah Bashir's sermon. Chapter 8 Mullah Bashir preaches on how the western world is evil. Meanwhile, Zunaira sits outside in the hot sun for two hours, stewing over her fate as a woman in Taliban society, and coming to terms with the fact that the rights she had in the past are completely stripped away.

Zunaira starts to cry. Chapter 9 Nazeesh actually leaves the village Kabul.

He is passed by a car 4 x 4 military truck. In the car you meet a man named Qassim.

He is on his was to his mother's funeral. He is 6 out of kids. He makes it back to Kabul and stops to eat. There, he sees Atiq, an old war buddy, and invites him to hang out at Haji Palwan with all of their old war buddies. Atiq just walks away. She falls asleep on the floor.

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Chapter 10 Zunaira and Mohsen are not on speaking terms. They start to fight. She says that she never wants to see him again.