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The bookseller of Kabul [(large print)]

Award winning journalist spent four months living with the booseller and his family. We learn of proposals and marriages, hopes and fears, crime and punishment and life in Kabul.

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  • "Capturing the harsh realities of life in modern-day Afghanistan and the plight of Afghan women, the Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man, a bookseller, and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan. Reading Group Guide included."
  • "Award winning journalist spent four months living with the booseller and his family. We learn of proposals and marriages, hopes and fears, crime and punishment and life in Kabul."@en
  • "A genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country struggling to free itself from history. Award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad spent four months living in Afghanistan with a bookseller and his family in Kabul. For more than twenty years Sultan Khan had defied the authorities by continuing to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists, and had to watch soldiers burn his books in the streets. Seierstad also explains the cultural differences she encountered and how she found the role of women in the society both fascinating and frustrating, and admits: "I have rarely quarrelled so much as I did there. Nor have I had the urge to hit anyone as much as I did there.""
  • "In spring 2002 award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family. As Seierstad steps back from the page and lets the Khans tell their stories, we learn of proposals and marriages, hope and fear, crime and punishment. The result is a unique portrait of a family and a country."@en
  • "The Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan."@en
  • "From the Publisher: With The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad has given readers a first-hand look at Afghani life as few outsiders have seen it. Invited to live with Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, and his family for months, this account of her experience allows the Khans to speak for themselves, giving us a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country of great cultural riches and extreme contradictions. For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities-whether Communist or Taliban-to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. Yet he had persisted in his passion for books, shedding light in one of the world's darkest places. This is the intimate portrait of a man of principle and of his family-two wives, five children, and many relatives sharing a small four-room house in this war ravaged city. But more than that, it is a rare look at contemporary life under Islam, where even after the Taliban's collapse, the women must submit to arranged marriages, polygamous husbands, and crippling limitations on their ability to travel, learn and communicate with others."
  • "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."

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  • "Abenturazko eleberria"@es
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Nonfiction"
  • "Novela de aventuras"@es
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "The bookseller of Kabul [(large print)]"@en
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  • "The bookseller of Kabul"@en
  • "The bookseller of Kabul"
  • "Bookseller of Kabul"
  • "Bookseller of Kabul"@en
  • "The bookseller of Kabul [Arabic edition]"
  • "The Bookseller of Kabul"
  • "Bookseller of kabul"@en

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