The Ruins of Waadi Sharif: A Novella
by C. M. Smith
Published: April 12, 2014.
» Coming of age
When the Taliban invaded Swat District in the year 2008, the government of Pakistan yielded control without a fight, leaving the residents of Swat to fend for themselves. Blending elements of the Bildungsroman, the war story, and the revenge tale, The Ruin of Waadi Sharif is the story of how three young adults respond to this occupation of their hometown.