It is a story of a poor shepherd boy, Serdar, whose luck brought him across a rich Kurdish business man, who when he discovered his intelligence and abilities decided to sponsor and educate him all the way through school and college, whereof he sent him to England to study medicine and become a medical doctor.
Serdar finds his heart throb in the UK, the daughter of an ex-British diplomat. They fall madly in love and get married and have a family, when he decides to return home to Kurdistan and practice medicine there, he goes through a number of grueling experiences with local Iraqi authorities and intelligence services and thus finds himself dragged into the Kurdish rebellion, and joining the rebel forces (Peshmarga).
To escape capture and death by the local Saddam authorities, he takes to the mountains and works as a medical doctor at one of the rebels camps; that's when his life, love and devotion split between his children and family, and between his people, nation and land.
The Kurd is a story of survival and struggle for freedom and peace of a nation against the atrocities of one of the worst and most cruel dictatorships that the twentieth century ever experienced, namely the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
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It's a great book, a page turner. The author really took us in the world of the kurds, and the struggle of the peshmergas. I never heard about Kurdestan before. After reading 'THE KURD' I became so curious about their culture, their struggle ...
This novel is a realpage turner. The author succeeded in bring forth the agony of his nation under the regime of Saddam Hussain. The style that is used makes the reader feel that this story is an autobiography of the author. I was able to finish the reading the book in less than twenty four hours, every time I put it down, I could not wait to back to it. Unlike Hussaini's the Kite Runner, the author of the book stresses on the agony of the Kurds during Saddam's Regime an the their misry. An excellent book and I reccommend this book to all those who are interested to now about the KURDS