The bookseller of Kabul

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This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan.
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Grouped Work ID361b360c-58dd-363e-2ad9-10023c90fd0a
Grouping Titlebookseller of kabul
Grouping Authorseierstad åsne
Grouping Categorybook
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display_descriptionFrom 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.
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Audiobooks collection
Booksellers and bookselling -- Afghanistan -- Kabul
Booksellers and bookselling -- Afghanistan -- Kābol
Compact discs
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Biography
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Description and travel
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs
Khan family
Large type books
Seierstad, Åsne, -- 1970- -- Travel -- Afghanistan -- Kabul
Seierstad, Åsne, -- 1970- -- Travel -- Afghanistan -- Kābol
Sound recordings
title_displayThe bookseller of Kabul
title_fullThe bookseller of Kabul / Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher
The bookseller of Kabul / Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
The bookseller of Kabul [sound recording] / Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
title_shortThe bookseller of Kabul
topic_facetAudiobooks collection
Booksellers and bookselling
Description and travel
Khan family
Large type books
Seierstad, Åsne
Social life and customs