The Bookseller Of Kabul

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER '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 ...

The Bookseller Of Kabul

The Bookseller Of Kabul

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER '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

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

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER '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
The Bookseller of Kabul
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Åsne Seierstad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-04 - Publisher: Virago Press

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 [(large Print)]
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Åsne Seierstad
Categories: Booksellers and bookselling
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

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
The Bookseller of Kabul
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Asne Seierstad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-29 - Publisher: Little, Brown

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
The Bookseller of Kabul
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Åsne Seierstad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-01 - Publisher: Everbind

"After living for three months with the Kabul bookseller Sultan Khan, Norwegian journalist Seierstad penned this astounding portrait of a nation recovering from war, undergoing political flux and mired in misogyny and poverty." --Publishers Weekly

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