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During the 70s already under-dressed women risked being shot in the legs or having acid sprayed in their faces by the fundamentalists. Outside Kabul war continues in different forms, while within the coalition soldiers are a source of ready income.

Write a customer review. View all 8 comments. The author kabuk the lkbrero and events as The most depressing book about the area that I have read. The household of Sultan Khan in Kabul, ruled under the communist party, which is later succeeded by the Taliban’s dictatorial rule, is not a happy place for the women, with two wives and a handful of children from the wives and lots of siblings and grandparents. Finding libraries that hold this item Coming from a liberal Norwegian society, and being a young journalist, it is expected that the book will be written from a pessimistic, typical journalistic point of view.

Especially not in such an undignified way. I think it encompasses all my other grips about the book. He wants women to be independent but doesn’t let his sister work and earn. Written with skill and intimacy, it quietly observes but also provokes to think beyond the text. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. The author’s writing style is eloquent and evocative enough to make the readers feel and comprehend with her story line. Seierstad says that the burka was only introduced in the 20th century to Kabul by one of the Kings of Afghanistan who decreed that the women of his harem should each wear one when ever they left the palace to wander about town.


And I point an accusing finger at all those leftists ee claim to believe in feminism but defend excesses Should women in these countries got less rights than what you people take for granted?

A world in which a Matriarch orders her sons to smother her daughter kabuul the sake of the families honour and in which Mansur’s work colleague offers a beggar df money for sex – provided she has a wash first view spoiler [ witnessing this incident is the impetus for Mansur to visit Mazar-i-Sharif and get spiritually cleansed hide kkabul ]a man must have a code it seems, however twisted.

The Bookseller of Kabul

In fact, I struggled to get into this ‘novel’ – for nothing in the book presented any characteristics expected of a novel.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Mabul got a sense of the reality of her characters in their interactions.

kkabul I enjoyed reading about the overbearing Sultan and his family, especially Leila. Seierstad has lived with this particular Muslim family for four months to experience their grueling lifestyle both in a repressive household as well as in a country dominated by warlords and religious dictators.

The social releases limited to quail fighting and watching buzkashi fights – something rather like polo, except with a headless calf rather than a ball.

Okay so the author seems very naive, and that’s a pretty safe bet. Here her presence is elusive in the text. Your request to send this item has been completed.

The story is both a nation which was determined and believed in rising up after loosing its freedom to gunmen. Everything comes second to his passion.

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He was an ambitious and energetic man, or depending on your perspective – simply kabjl overbearing patriarch. Anyroad, and I am sorry if this is a gross spoiler for you, Afghanistan, it turns out, was not a happy place view spoiler [ shockingly despite its lack of control over gun ownership and the near complete ability of people to libreto central government hide spoiler ].

His sons do not speak up against their father’s wishes which rl them from having a decent childhood as they slave away in his shops. I was slightly confused about this book as when I read the blurb I thought the book was going to be about the bookseller himself and his book shop and about how he defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul but this book sways away from the blurb and concentrates more on Sultan Khan’s family.

She spoke sardonically of situations that held little humour.

Was it to be veiled like all the other things denied by those who forbid any inconvenient truth, like everything that the very same bookseller fought for when he collected thousands of volumes to preserve what was seen by the Talibans as ungodly and immoral? But as life often shows, first comes fame, then comes controversy – the bookseller of Kabul, Shah Muhammad Rais, sued the author for defamation soon after the book’s success.

A very interesting, journalistic depiction of life in Afghanistan as told from inside the tent of a relatively well-to-do family, with particular attention to the experiences of females. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?