The Bookseller of Kabul

by Asne Seierstad | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1844080471 Global Overview for this book
Registered by keithpp of Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on 10/15/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by keithpp from Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 15, 2007
Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad rode into Kabul with the Northern Alliance when Kabul fell and the routed Taliban fled.

With the end of the Taliban there was expected to be a flowering of liberalism, but this has not proved to be.

Asne Seierstad stayed with the family of the man known as The Bookseller of Kabul, from which her account derives its name.

As a western journalist, Asne Seierstad had unprecedented access to both men and women.

Written in the style of a novel, Asne Seierstad paints a very depressing picture of the treatment of women in Afghanistan.

A must read!

Also read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

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