The Bookseller Of Kabul

As an outsider, Asne 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.

The Bookseller Of Kabul

The Bookseller Of Kabul

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.

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The Bookseller Of Kabul
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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 -
The Bookseller of Kabul
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Åsne Seierstad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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
Two Sisters
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A masterpiece and a masterclass in investigative journalism' Christina Lamb, Sunday Times On 17 October 2013, teenage sisters Ayan and Leila Juma left their family home near Oslo, seemingly as usual. Later that day they sent an email to their unsuspecting parents, confessing they were on their way to Syria.
With Their Backs To The World
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From the award-winning author of The Bookseller of Kabul comes a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary Serbs under Milosevic and the dramati c events leading up to his fall. Åsne Seierstad's first book, which some consider to be her best, follows fourteen Serbs whose lives were transformed over
The Bookseller
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Categories: Bibliography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

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