Bookseller Of Kabul

Seierstad, Asne

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In the spring of 2002, journalist Âsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to live with a family for several months. Here she reveals her experiences, telling the story of Sultan Khan – who defied the authorities for 20 years to supply books to the people of Kabul – and his family.

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Publish Date: 04/03/2004

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‘An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other … compelling’ CHRISTINA LAMB, SUNDAY TIMES

For more than twenty years Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, 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. A committed Muslim, Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship.

Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to report on the conflict there and the year after she lived with an Afghan family for several months. 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.

‘Fascinating … A portrait of people struggling to survive in the most brutal circumstances’ DAILY MAIL

Additional information

Weight 226 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

958.10460922 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K