Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif

Red Birds

Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif

Red Birds reveals one of the best storytellers Mohammed Hanif at the height of his powers. This one is a powerful novel about war, family and love, from the bestselling, prize-winning author dubbed ‘Pakistan’s brightest voice’.

Book Description

Book Title: Red Birds

Author Name: Mohammed Hanif

An American pilot crash lands in the desert and takes refuge in the camp which he was supposed to bomb. Visualizing palm trees and worrying about dehydrating to death isn’t what Major Ellie expected from this mission. Still, it’s an improvement on the constant squabbles with his wife back home.

Unfortunately, in the camp, teenager Momo’s money-making schemes are failing. His brother left for his first day at work and never returned, his parents are at each other’s throats, his dog is having a very bad day. Moreover, an aid worker has shown up wanting to research him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind.

Written with his trademark wit, a keen eye for improbability and telling important truths about the world today.




About the Author

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. He graduated from the Pakistan Air Force Academy as Pilot Officer but after some time left to proceed a career in journalism.

His first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. His second novel, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti, was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Prize.

Moreover, he writes regularly for the New York Times, BBC Urdu, and BBC Punjabi.

Red Birds (Contemporary Fiction)

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