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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Since I grew up in a librwro not vastly different from the one portrayed in this book, I find it hard to dismiss this account as prejudiced hogwash.

El Librero De Kabul by Asne Seierstad Marcelo Covián FASCE Sara Hoyrup

Here we are faced with the old literary question – is neutrality of writing ever possible? The bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad – September. Libro 16 – Il libraio di Kabul 2 20 Oct 03, WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Seierstad in her introduction admits that she didn’t master Dari so there is a difference between this book and One Hundred and One Days.

Aug 10, Eileen rated it it was amazing. Kaubl while Khan is passionate in his love of books and his hatred of censorship, he also has strict views on family life and the role of women.

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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Finding libraries that hold this item This is the kind of book that must be read with caution. 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.


Sultan Khan who’s the bookseller is a hard working very strict man who has a heart of stone. She presupposes a lot. KabulAfghanistan. I do not recommend this to any reader. In springfollowing the fall of the Taliban, Asne Seierstad spent four months living with a bookseller and his family in Kabul. Eventually in a court decided that this was what journalists are entitled to do. ,abul

Okay so the author seems very naive, and that’s a pretty safe bet. The social releases limited to quail fighting and watching buzkashi fights – something rather like polo, except with a headless calf rather than a ball. Over two decades Sultan Llbrero sold books in defiance of the authorities.

Sultan’s sister is too repressed to speak up in her own defense. It is compelling reading, and should be mandatory for anyone who wants to know about life in Afghanistan.

The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad

I was so angry with the amount of misogyny in this book and disgusted at a how a year man insists on marrying a year-old girl. Jun 01, T for Tongue-tied rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 11, Em rated it did not like it. When she goes into the head of the characters and explores their thoughts and feelings you know that she must be taking liberties.


Seirstad never once pretends that she’s being unbiased and doesn’t apologize for the obvious slant. In the wake of the Taliban’s withdrawal we see them slowly try to regain their f I think I learned more from this one book than from any news story or other examination of Afghanistan.

This book shows the lives of different members in his family and how they are dependent on him.

The Bookseller of Kabul

I hated that there was no real ending the characters who I could relate to on some level. I disagree with those who say that the author looks at the Afghani culture with ignorant superiority – I think she actually approaches it with honesty and open mind that is able to see the complexity of reality and avoids unfair judgements. Patronizing librfro and their “inferior” culture isn’t just tasteless, it’s downright damna We all know those travel books who pretend to teach you about a culture of which the writer doesn’t even speak the language: The stories she tells are claustrophobic.

The Taliban engaged in ethnic cleansing of the Tajiks and other minorities in northern Afghanistan, raising entire villages to the ground and poisoning water wells and blowing water pipes and dams vital for survival in these dry plains before they withdrew.