Publisher description for The bookseller of Kabul / Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen.


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This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Khan family.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Biography.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Seierstad, ÍAsne, -- 1970- -- Travel -- Afghanistan -- Kabul.