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The Bookseller of Kabul
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Get this from a library! The bookseller of Kabul. [Åsne Seierstad; Ingrid Christophersen] -- Capturing the harsh realities of life in modern-day Afghanistan and the plight of Afghan women, the Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man, a bookseller, and his family. The legal actions that I have undertaken and will undertake in Norway as well as in other countries and international forums against Asne Seierstad for the defamations of myself, my family and my country contained in her book "The Bookseller of Kabul" involve questions of honour and truth that extend far beyond the lies and distortions.
Dec 21, · He wants damages and a cut of the profits from ''The Bookseller of Kabul,'' which became an international best seller (and the most successful nonfiction book in Norway's history). Oct 01, · The Bookseller of Kabul, an international bestseller translated into thirty languages, and the most successful nonfiction book in Norwegian history, chronicles Seierstad's first person narrative about her experiences of Afghan gender roles, education, politics, religion, and axendadeportiva.com by:
For more than 20 years Sultan Khan defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and watched illiterate soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. In spring , award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family. Dec 21, · The Bookseller of Kabul Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site. Advertisement. Continue reading the main story.
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She is the author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, an international bestseller that has been translated into twenty-six languages.
Seierstad makes her home in Norway and travels frequently to the United axendadeportiva.com by: Sep 02, · The Bookseller of Kabul is a non-fiction book written by Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad, about a bookseller, Shah Muhammad Rais (whose name was changed to Sultan Khan), and his family in Kabul, Afghanistan, published in Norwegian in and English in /5.
Jan 26, · The bookseller, Sultan Khan, is a canny and shrewd business man, as well as a devout Muslim, who despite his love of books, seems to have learned little from the knowledge at his fingertips.
He rules the roost like a patriarchal despot with a decidedly strict view of the role of women.4/5(). Oct 06, · This book is about a family living in Afghanistan during the rise of the Taliban. They allow a reporter to come and stay with them for several months and shadow them as they go about their lives.
The main character is Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul. During the Taliban rule all books were banned besides the ones given by the Taliban/5.
The Bookseller of Kabul follows The Bookseller of Kabul book history of Sultan Khan’s book business, looking at how it prospered under a series of regimes, including Soviet rule and the fundamentalist Taliban.
Seierstad delves into Sultan’s life, for much of the first part of the book focusing on his experiences as a. Seierstad is a sharp and often lyrical observer of Afghan domestic life. Even in Ingrid Christophersen's slightly stiff translation, ''The Bookseller of Kabul'' reads like a novel and is absorbing axendadeportiva.com a strictly literary perspective, ''The Bookseller of Kabul'' is.
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad is the story of the Sultan Kahn family. The book tells the story of how people cope with the trials and tribulations of everyday life in a country with oppressive customs and traditions.
Aug 30, · The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad Little, Brown £, pp Åsne Seierstad had a good idea. A Norwegian journalist who covered the fall of the Taliban in Novembershe found a seemingly sympathetic, educated, Afghan bookseller in Kabul and moved in with him and his family to write a book about them.
Jul 06, · The real-life bookseller of Kabul Rais Shah Muhammad has signed a deal to sell books into the UK and beyond, including his own memoir of life. Sep 05, · The Bookseller of Kabul. Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Asne 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. Provoking controversy almost from publication, The Bookseller of Kabul is a compelling portrait of an Afghan bookseller, a local hero who risked his life to save the literary heritage of his country and publicly argued for women's rights and liberal ideals.
Dec 13, · Åsne Seierstad, a Norwegian freelance journalist who wrote The Bookseller of Kabul after spending months living with Afghan bookseller Shah Muhammad Rais. The Bookseller of Kabul falls into the category of non-fiction literature and it’s an account of life of a very unique Afghan family, whose main character is Sultan Khan.
He is a man who devoted his life to books and ran a bookselling business in Kabul. Mar 26, · Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years 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.
He even resorted to /5(). Asne Seierstad, a year-old Norwegian journalist, has caused a sensation with her new book, The Bookseller of Kabul (Little, Brown). Published in Norway by J.W.
Cappelens Forlag in and released in Denmark, Sweden, and Italy, it was first published in English in the U.K. by Little, Brown, in August. Oct 01, · Seierstad, a year-old Norwegian journalist, offers a one-of-a-kind look at Afghani culture in this compelling account of the three months she spent with a Kabul bookseller named Sultan Khan.
Seierstad lived with Khan and his large family two wives, various children, his mother, brothers and. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at axendadeportiva.com The foreword of The Bookseller of Kabul is a vital piece of information in order to understand the perspective of the book.
In this part the author, Asne Seierstad, explains how she met Sultan Khan and how he took her in so she could write this book about his family. Books similar to The Bookseller of Kabul The Bookseller of Kabul.
by Åsne Seierstad. avg. rating · Ratings. In springfollowing the fall of the Taliban, Åsne Seierstad spent four months living with a bookseller and his family in Kabul.
Feb 25, · Stacks of the book, titled “Once Upon a Time There Was a Bookseller in Kabul,” are displayed front and center in his downtown bookshop, which is. axendadeportiva.com: The Bookseller of Kabul () by Asne Seierstad and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).The author, a Norwegian woman, gets the opportunity of staying with an Afghan family, the Bookseller of Kabul to be precise, and Seierstad shares with us what she sees, learns and experiences about the life of the bookseller, a society, a country and a family structure so very different from ours.The Bookseller of Kabul Discussion Questions Lit Circle 1 - Julia.
1. What is your perspective of Sultan? How do your perceptions change as the book progresses and we see how he treats the women in his life? Should we judge him for his treatment of women if that is just part of his culture?