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Book The Bookseller of Kabul

    Book Details:
  • Author : Åsne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2003-12-01
  • ISBN : 0759509409
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Bookseller of Kabul written by Åsne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2003-12-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This phenomenal international bestseller is "an admirable, revealing portrait of daily life in a country that Washington claims to have liberated but does not begin to understand" (Washington Post). 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 Afghanistan. "The most intimate description of an Afghan household ever produced by a Western journalist...Seierstad is a sharp and often lyrical observer." —New York Times Book Review

Book The Bookseller Of Kabul

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • ISBN : 0748108521
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book The Bookseller Of Kabul written by Asne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other ... compelling' CHRISTINA LAMB, SUNDAY TIMES For more than twenty years Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, 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. A committed Muslim, Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship. Two weeks after September 11th, award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to report on the conflict there and the year after she lived with an Afghan family for several months. We learn of proposals and marriages, suppression and abuse of power, crime and punishment. The result is a gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history. 'Fascinating ... A portrait of people struggling to survive in the most brutal circumstances' DAILY MAIL

Book The Bookseller of Kabul

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2003-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780316734509
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Bookseller of Kabul written by Asne Seierstad and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2003-10-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With The Bookseller of Kabul, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad has given readers a first-hand look at Afghani life as few outsiders have seen it. Invited to live with Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, and his family for months, this account of her experience allows the Khans to speak for themselves, giving us a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and of a country of great cultural riches and extreme contradictions. For more than 20 years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities--whether Communist or Taliban--to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. Yet he had persisted in his passion for books, shedding light in one of the world's darkest places. This is the intimate portrait of a man of principle and of his family--two wives, five children, and many relatives sharing a small four-room house in this war ravaged city. But more than that, it is a rare look at contemporary life under Islam, where even after the Taliban's collapse, the women must submit to arranged marriages, polygamous husbands, and crippling limitations on their ability to travel, learn and communicate with others.

Book Der Buchh  ndler aus Kabul

Download or read book Der Buchh ndler aus Kabul written by Åsne Seierstad and published by Kein & Aber AG. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Als die Journalistin Åsne Seierstad von Sultan Khan, einem Buchhändler aus Kabul, eingeladen wird, für fünf Monate bei ihm und seiner Familie zu leben, ahnt sie nicht, was sie erwartet. Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren trotzt Sultan Khan den Autoritäten – ob Kommunisten oder Taliban –, um die Bevölkerung von Kabul mit Büchern zu versorgen. Er wurde verhaftet und musste mit ansehen, wie seine Bücher auf offener Straße verbrannt wurden. Dennoch hat er seine Leidenschaft für das Lesen nie aufgegeben und Licht in einen der dunkelsten Orte der Welt gebracht, während er gleichzeitig mit harter Hand seinen Haushalt führte. Dies ist das intime Porträt eines Mannes und seiner Familie – zwei Ehefrauen, fünf Kinder und viele Verwandte – und ein einzigartiger Einblick in ein Land der extremen Widersprüche.

Book A Hundred And One Days

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-02-05
  • ISBN : 0349006954
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book A Hundred And One Days written by Asne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating, personal and insightful account of the Iraq war from the bestselling author of THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL In January 2003 Åsne Seierstad entered Baghdad on a ten-day visa. She was to stay for over three months, reporting on the war and its aftermath. A Hundred and One Days is her compelling account of a city under siege, and a fascinating insight into the life of a foreign correspondent. An award-winning writer, Seierstad brilliantly details the frustrations and dangers journalists faced trying to uncover the truth behind the all-pervasive propaganda. She also offers a unique portrait of Baghdad and its people, trying to go about their daily business under the constant threat of attack. Seierstad's passionate and erudite book conveys both the drama and the tragedy of her one hundred and one days in a city at war. 'Åsne Seierstad is the supreme non-fiction writer of her generation' Luke Harding

Book A Hundred and One Days

Download or read book A Hundred and One Days written by Åsne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-04-24 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From January until April 2003 -- for one hundred and one days -- Ã?ne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before, during, and after the attacks by the American and British forces. But Seierstad was after a story far less obvious than the military invasion. From the moment she arrived in Baghdad Seierstad was determined to understand the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. In A Hundred and One Days , she introduces us to daily life under the constant threat of attack -- first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Moving from the deafening silence of life under Hussein to the explosions that destroyed the power supply, the water supply, and security, Seierstad sets out to discover: What happens to people when the dam bursts? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? What do they miss most when their world changes overnight? Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical storytelling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters to tell the stories we never see on the evening news. The only woman in the world to cover both the fall of Kabul in 2001 and the bombings of Baghdad in 2003, Ã?ne Seierstad has redefined war reporting with her mesmerizing book.

Book Bookseller of Kabul

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release : 2004-10
  • ISBN : 9780756966379
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Bookseller of Kabul written by Asne Seierstad and published by Perfection Learning. This book was released on 2004-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: - An international phenomenon. Translated into 17 languages, The Bookseller Of Kabul has become not only the bestselling nonfiction book ever published in the author's native Norway, but also a tremendous success throughout Europe and around the world. - A book that honestly portrays real life behind the veil--and illuminates the plight of Afghan women as no other book does. - Like the current bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, the paperback edition of The Bookseller of Kabul is certain to be popular with reading groups. - Hardcover ISBN: 0-316-73450-0

Book Two Sisters

    Book Details:
  • Author : Asne Seierstad
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-03-13
  • ISBN : 0349009031
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book Two Sisters written by Asne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Åsne Seierstad is the supreme non-fiction writer of her generation ... Two Sisters isn't only the story of how a pair of teenage girls became radicalised but an unsparing portrait of our own society - of its failings and its joys' Luke Harding On 17 October 2013, teenage sisters Ayan and Leila Juma left their family home near Oslo, seemingly as usual. Later that day they sent an email to their unsuspecting parents, confessing they were on their way to Syria. They had been planning the trip for months in secret. Åsne Seierstad - working closely with the family - followed the story through its many dramatic twists and turns. This is, in part, a story about Syria. But most of all it is a story of what happens to apparently ordinary people when their lives are turned upside down by conflict and tragedy. 'A masterpiece and a masterclass in investigative journalism' Christina Lamb, Sunday Times 'Meticulously documented, full of drama ... this is a tale fluently told, and a thriller as well' Kate Adie, Literary Review 'A masterwork. Brilliantly conceived, scrupulously reported and beautifully written, this book is compulsive reading' Jon Lee Anderson

Book With Their Backs to the World

Download or read book With Their Backs to the World written by Åsne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2006-11-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From beloved international reporter Ã...ne Seierstad comes a remarkable exploration of the lives of ordinary Serbs under the regime of Slobodan Milosevic-during the dramatic events leading up to his fall, and finally in the troubled years that have followed. Seierstad traveled extensively through Serbia between 1999 and 2004, following the lives of people from across the political spectrum. Her moving and perceptive account follows nationalists, Titoists, Yugonostalgics, rock stars, fugitives, and poets. Seierstad brings her acclaimed attention to detail to bear on the lives of those whom she encounters in With Their Backs to the World, as she creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation made up of so many different-and often conflicting-hopes, dreams, and points of view.

Book With Their Backs To The World

Download or read book With Their Backs To The World written by Asne Seierstad and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL comes a remarkable exploration of the lives of ordinary Serbs under the regime of Slobodan Milosevic-during the dramatic events leading up to his fall, and finally in the troubled years that have followed. Asne Seierstad traveled extensively through Serbia between 1999 and 2004, following the lives of people from across the political spectrum. Her moving and perceptive account follows nationalists, Titoists, Yugonostalgics, rock stars, fugitives and poets. Seierstad brings her acclaimed attention to detail to bear on the lives of those whom she encounters in With Their Backs to the World, as she creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation made up of so many different-and often conflicting-hopes, dreams, and points of view.

Book Chasing Tales

Download or read book Chasing Tales written by Corinne Fowler and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chasing Tales is the first exclusive study of journalism, travel writing and the history of British ideas about Afghanistan. It offers a timely investigation of the notional Afghanistan(s) that have prevailed in the popular British imagination. Casting its net deep into the nineteenth century, the study investigates the country's mythologisation by scrutinising travel narratives, literary fiction and British news media coverage of the recent conflict in Afghanistan. This highly topical book explores the legacy of nineteenth-century paranoias and prejudices to contemporary travellers and journalists and seeks to explain why Afghans continue to be depicted as medieval, murderous, warlike and unruly. Its title,Chasing Tales, conveys the circulation, and indeed the circularity, of ideas commonly found in British travel writing and journalism. The 'tales' component stresses the pivotal role played by fictionalised sources, especially the writing of Rudyard Kipling, in perpetuating traumatic nineteenth-century memories of Afghan-British encounter. The subject matter is compelling and its foci of interest profoundly relevant both to current political debates and to scholarly enquiry about the ethics of travel.

Book Shadow City

    Book Details:
  • Author : Taran Khan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-12-05
  • ISBN : 1473553504
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Shadow City written by Taran Khan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A fabulous piece of writing . . . I recommend it unreservedly' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE 'A brilliant book' CHRISTINA LAMB, author of Farewell Kabul One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk... When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations. Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile city in a state of flux: stricken by near-constant war, but flickering with the promise of peace; governed by age-old codes but experimenting with new modes of living. Her walks take her to the unvisited tombs of the dead, and to the land of the living - like the booksellers, archaeologists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who are remaking this 3,000-year-old city. And as NATO troops begin to withdraw from the country, Khan watches the cycle of transformation begin again. **Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award 2021** **Winner of the Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction 2020** 'Powerfully evocative' Kapka Kassabova 'A wonderful journey' Atiq Rahimi 'Khan illuminates Kabul's life-affirming humanity' TLS

Book From Cape Town to Kabul

Download or read book From Cape Town to Kabul written by Penelope Andrews and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using her experience of living under apartheid and witnessing its downfall and the subsequent creation of new governments in South Africa, the author examines and compares gender inequality in societies undergoing political and economic transformation. By applying this process of legal transformation as a paradigm, the author applies this model to Afghanistan. These two societies serve as counterpoints through which the book engages, in a nuanced and novel way, with the many broader issues that flow from the attempts in newly democratic societies to give effect to the promise of gender equality. Developing the idea of ’conditional interdependence’, the book suggests a new approach based on the communitarian values which underpin newly democratic societies and would allow women’s rights to gain momentum and reap greater benefits. Broad in its thematic approach, the book generates challenging and complex questions about the achievement of gender equality. It will be of interest to academics interested in gender and human rights, international and comparative law.

Book Women s Writing and Muslim Societies

Download or read book Women s Writing and Muslim Societies written by Sharif Gemie and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis of a hundred prominent, commercially successful works by women, both Muslim and non-Muslim, concerning Muslim living in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, the UK and the USA.

Book Kabul in Winter

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ann Jones
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 2007-03-06
  • ISBN : 1466827653
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Kabul in Winter written by Ann Jones and published by Metropolitan Books. This book was released on 2007-03-06 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city, determined to bring help where her country had brought destruction. Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins. Working among the multitude of impoverished war widows, retraining Kabul's long-silenced English teachers, and investigating the city's prison for women, Jones enters a large community of female outcasts: runaway child brides, pariah prostitutes, cast-off wives, victims of rape. In the streets and markets, she hears the Afghan view of the supposed benefits brought by the fall of the Taliban, and learns that regarding women as less than human is the norm, not the aberration of one conspicuously repressive regime. Jones confronts the ways in which Afghan education, culture, and politics have repeatedly been hijacked—by Communists, Islamic fundamentalists, and the Western free marketeers—always with disastrous results. And she reveals, through small events, the big disjunctions: between U.S promises and performance, between the new "democracy" and the still-entrenched warlords, between what's boasted of and what is. At once angry, profound, and starkly beautiful, Kabul in Winter brings alive the people and day-to-day life of a place whose future depends so much upon our own.

Book Kabul  a History 1773 1948

Download or read book Kabul a History 1773 1948 written by May Schinasi and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-10-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Kabul: A History, 1773-1948 May Schinasi provides a richly detailed, thoroughly documented, and well-illustrated account of the history of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, through its architecture.

Book A Hundred and One Days

Download or read book A Hundred and One Days written by Asne Seierstad and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2006-03-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For one hundred and one days Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad. Always in search of a story far less obvious than the American military invasion, Seierstad brings to life the world behind the headlines in this compelling- and heartbreaking-account of her time among the people of Iraq. From the moment she first arrived in Baghdad on a ten-day visa, she was determined to unearth the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. What do people miss most when their world changes overnight? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? Seierstad reveals what life is like for everyday people under the constant threat of attack- first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical storytelling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters, from foreign press apparatchik Uday, to Zahra, a mother of three, to Aliya, the guide and translator who becomes a friend. Putting their trust in a European woman with no obvious agenda, these and other Iraqis speak for themselves, to tell the stories we never see on the evening news.