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The bookseller of Kabul

"For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, and watched illiterate soldiers burn piles of books in the street."

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  • ""For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, and watched illiterate soldiers burn piles of books in the street.""@en
  • "Sultan Khan supplied the people of Kābol with books in defiance of the Communist Party and the Taliban. He was imprisoned by the Communists and stood by reluctantly as the illiterate Taliban soldiers burned his books in the street. The author, Åsne Seierstad, spent four months with Khan and his family observing how his books became a symbol of freedom."@en
  • "[In this volume, the author] allows the Khans [the bookseller of Kabul] to speak for themselves about their joys, sorrows, rivalries, loves, dreams, and temptations. Through this close-knit household, we gain an intimate view - as few outsiders have seen it - of life in an Islamic country just beginning to find its way between the forces of modernity and tradition.-Dust jacket."
  • "[In this volume, the author] allows the Khans [the bookseller of Kabul] to speak for themselves about their joys, sorrows, rivalries, loves, dreams, and temptations. Through this close-knit household, we gain an intimate view - as few outsiders have seen it - of life in an Islamic country just beginning to find its way between the forces of modernity and tradition.-Dust jacket."@en
  • "This the daily life of a middle-class family in Kabul, the family of Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul. Sultan has lived through several represive regimes, all of which burned and censored his books. Now with the Taliban gone, he is free to pursue his business and his dreams of turning his large collection into a library for Afghanistan."@en
  • "The Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan."@en
  • "Asne Seierstand recounts the experiences she had while staying with a bookseller named Sultan Khan and his family in Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban, describing what it was like for families in Afghanistan to adjust to a new way of life and a new government."
  • "Two weeks after September 11th, Åsne went to Afghanistan to report on the conflict there. In the following spring she returned to live with an Afghan family for several months. For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities in order to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the Communists, and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books."

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  • "Biography"@en
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  • "Talking books."@en
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  • "Downloadable audio books."@en
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