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The Bookseller of Kabul (Hardcover) Loot Price: R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 You Save: R45 (15%)
The Bookseller of Kabul (Hardcover): Asne Seierstad
The Bookseller of Kabul (Hardcover): Asne Seierstad

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Asne Seierstad

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Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad 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 – be they communist or Taliban – 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 in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul.
But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. And so we learn of proposals and marriages, suppression and abuse of power, crime and punishment. The result is a gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history.

General

Imprint: Little, Brown
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2003
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-316-72605-4
Barcode: 9780316726054
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Places & peoples: general interest
Books > Travel > Places & peoples: general interest
Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Fiction > True stories > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > General
LSN: 0-316-72605-2

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