The Resource The bookseller of Kabul, 0Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen

The bookseller of Kabul, 0Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen

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The bookseller of Kabul
Title
The bookseller of Kabul
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0Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
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  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"In spring 2002, following the fall of the Taliban, Asne Seierstad spent four months living with a bookseller and his family in Kabul." "For more than twenty years Sultan Khan 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. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock - almost ten thousand books - in attics all over Kabul." "But 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. As an outsider, Asne Seierstad found herself in a unique position, able to move freely between the private, restricted sphere of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the freer, more public lives of the men." "It is an experience that Seierstad finds both fascinating and frustrating. As she steps back from the page and allows the Khans to speak for themselves, we learn of proposals and marriages, hope and fear, crime and punishment. The result is a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history."--BOOK JACKET
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BNB
Dewey number
958.1 $a B $2 22
Index
no index present
Language note
  • Translation of: Bokhandleren i Kabul
  • Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
CT1877.5.K48 $b S45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
The bookseller of Kabul, 0Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
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The bookseller of Kabul, 0Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7757717
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23 cm.
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245 pages
Isbn
9780316726054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL973505
  • (Uk)gb A30W6931
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  • (Nz)7757717
  • (OCoLC)54518517

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