Yasmina Khadra

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Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul, a counter-terrorism officer in the Algerian army. He revealed his true identity in 2001 after going into exile in France. His novel set in Afghanistan under the Taliban, The Swallows of Kabul, was short listed for the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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