The Bookseller of Kabul

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The Bookseller of Kabul

⇵ ᠕ The Bookseller of Kabul torrenting sites ↸ ePUB Author Asne Seierstad ⇽ After living for three months with the Kabul bookseller Sultan Khan in the spring of 2002, Norwegian journalist Seierstad penned this astounding portrait of a nation recovering from war, undergoing political flux and mired in misogyny and poverty As a Westerner, she has the privilege of traveling between the worlds of men and women, and though the book is ostensibly a portrait of Khan, its real strength is the intimacy and brutal honesty with which it portrays the lives of Afghani living under fundamentalist Islam Seierstad also expertly outlines Sultan s fight to preserve whatever he can of the literary life of the capital during its numerous decades of warfare he stashed some 10,000 books in attics around town Seierstad, though only 31, is a veteran war reporter and a skilled observer as she hides behind her burqa, the men in the Sultan s family become so comfortable with her presence that she accompanies one of Sultan s sons on a religious pilgrimage and witnesses another buy sex from a beggar girl then offer her to his brother This is only one of many equally shocking stories Seierstad uncovers In another, an adulteress is suffocated by her three brothers as ordered by their mother Seierstad s visceral account is equally seductive and repulsive and resembles the work of Martha Gellhorn An international bestseller, it will likely stand as one of the best books of reportage of Afghan life after the fall of the Taliban Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.Adult High SchoolA female journalist from Norway moved in with the Khan family in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban Disguised as she was behind the bulky, shapeless burka and escorted always by a man and even in Western dress, she was somehow anonymous and accepted readily into the bookseller s large extended family Her account is of the tragedy, contradictions, rivalries, and daily frustrations of a middle class Afghan family She accompanied the women as they shopped and dressed for a wedding and was privy to the negotiations for the marriage She tells of the death by suffocation of a young woman who met her lover in secret, the bored meanderings of a 12 year old boy forced to work 12 hour days selling candy in a hotel lobby, and of going on a religious pilgrimage with a restless, frustrated teen All this is recounted with journalistic objectivity in spite of her close ties to the Khans Events that the author doesn t actually witness or participate in, she recounts from conversations with members of the family, primarily Sultan Khan s sister There is much irony hereSultan, who has risked his life to protect and disseminate books with diverse points of view, denies his sons the right to pursue an education and subjects his female relatives to drudgery and humiliation.Jackie Gropman, Chantilly Regional Library, VA Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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