An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP
An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP

Review |
Mohammed Hanif’s Red Birds brims with anger at the absurdity, ugliness and human cost of war

  • Pakistani writer’s third novel paints the familiar sight of a land bombed out of recognition, in a profoundly sad lament for innocent lives lost

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An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP
An Afghan boy watches US Marines on foot patrol outside the Musa Qala district base in January, 2011. Picture: AFP
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