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

The book highlights the effect of suppression on human lives. Maybe a huge culture shock is at play here.

Although she is not present in the book, the situation is presented from her viewpoint. Eventually in a court decided that this was what journalists are entitled to kabuo. But from how she wrote the book it seems she was disgusted. This book draws a very humane picture of an obscure society, a picture that very often fails to filter through the coloured glasses of mainstream media.

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In the wake of the Taliban’s withdrawal we see them slowly try to regain their freedoms, but after years librerp outside oppression, the feeling has slowly sunk inward. Actually threw it away angrily.

The author says in the preface that she was inspired by this family. Jun 11, Em rated it did not like it.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This is a norwegian woman writing on a society she does not belong to, a society that is very different from hers, and it can perfectly be argued that five months spent amongst a family are not sufficient to actually know them or the society they live in.

Booksellers and bookselling — Afghanistan — Kabul — Spanish language materials. I guess I’m happy Fe read it. KabulAfghanistan. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. I read on line that Sultan had to move out of the country because, even though the author used a fake name for him, his real identity came out and life was made too difficult for him. I would very much like to believe, like other reviewers do, that she can’t possibly know all the things she claims to know, because why would people confide in a llibrero like this, why do all these people speak English?


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After reading it, I can’t say there was some message she got across to me, just a series of loosely related anecdotes. Only this isn’t about tourism, it’s about the pain and suffering of an entire country that hasn’t known peace and respect for as long as they can remember.

In this she takes a step back and lets the Khans speak for themselves, and you see a very private life inside an Afghan family. But they knew Sultan would return; Sonya was young and beautiful p Was it to be veiled like all the other things denied by those who forbid any inconvenient truth, like everything that the very same bookseller fought for when he collected thousands of volumes to preserve what was seen by the Talibans as ungodly and immoral?

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CdC – Gruppo di l Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The impact on the people is enormous as far as restructuring their lives is concerned. The bookseller was the least likeable of all.

This tension is what makes this book so special – the conflict between what is and what should be, the black and the white reigning over thousands shades of various colours, beautiful but pale, not strong enough to make a difference in this nevertheless chromatic picture.

Patronizing them and their “inferior” culture isn’t just tasteless, it’s downright damnable. I would love to be able to dismiss this book based on her condescending tone and on her belief in the superiority of the western world. You know that such things would never be discussed to such detail and depth as she describes with a foreigner, a writer, and a woman of all things.

Mar 04, Miriam rated it it was ok. The name field is required. For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities—be they communist or Taliban—to supply books to the people of Kabul. The E-mail message field is required. This is the personal story of almost every human being, mainly women of the household, from the bookseller family, with two wives and tons of children and an equally great number of siblings, the bookseller is a subtly liberal man of his times, that only demanded women of each and every household to stay indoors and keep giving birth until their last dying breath.


WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. And I am ready to believe that there are “embellishments” and exaggerations. ,ibrero women who had walked unescorted by a male relative, or who wore makeup under their burkas, and men who cut their beards, kbaul under torture and many died.

Sultan Khan who’s the bookseller is a hard working very strict man who has a heart of stone. Nov 09, Prithvi Shams rated it really liked it. We, or rather the parents, forced them to marry,” he says. In fact, I struggled to get into this ‘novel’ – for nothing in the book presented any characteristics expected of a novel.

In this way, I disagree with her portrayal. This is the kind of book that must be read with caution. Would kbul also like to submit a review for this item? There are glimmers of hope along the way as fate does give ksbul women, who become the true stars of this book a chance.

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. Share your thoughts with other customers.

She has an obvious oversight with regard to her generalizing her own observations to proclaim so much about the family. Well researched but overall quite depressing. Basically the situation is like this: It was interesting and page-turning, but the author’s tone really ag Okay so the author seems very naive, and that’s a pretty safe bet.

They both have the mania for cruelty and destruction and the death impulse.