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The Resource The bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher

The bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher

Label
The bookseller of Kabul
Title
The bookseller of Kabul
Statement of responsibility
Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
  • In Afghanistan, just after the fall of the Taliban, a bookseller named Sultan Khan allowed a Western journalist to move into his home and experience firsthand his family's life in the newly liberated capital city of Kabul. From that act of openness emerges this remarkable book, already an international best-seller -- the most intimate look yet at ordinary life for those who have weathered Afghanistan's extraordinary upheavals. One husband, two wives, five children, and many other relatives sharing four small rooms opened up their lives, unforgettably. First is Sultan himself, a man whose love of books has exposed him to great risks over his thirty years in the trade. He has seen his volumes censored, ripped apart, even burned in the street by the Communists and the Taliban. Each time, he rebuilt his business, hiding the most controversial texts, surviving prison, traveling treacherous back roads to Pakistan to order much-needed schoolbooks. He takes joy in selling books of history, science, art, religion, and poetry, and defends his business with a primal ferocity against competitors and theft
  • But Sultan is also a committed Muslim with strict views on filial respect and the role of women. We meet his wife, Sharifa, when she learns that Sultan is taking a new bride, as his status in the community dictates. Despite custom, it is agonizing for the mother of Sultan's children to see her place usurped. We follow their teenage son, Mansur, as he embarks on his first religious pilgrimage, which embodies all the excitement of youth's first rebellion. And we see Sultan's younger sisters, as one prepares for her wedding while another seeks a job to escape her family's tight grip. Stepping back from the page, award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad allows the Khans to speak for themselves about their joys, sorrows, rivalries, loves, dreams, and temptations. Through this close-knit household, we gain an intimate view -- as few outsiders have seen it -- of life in an Islamic country just beginning to find its way between the forces of modernity and tradition
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
The bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6158AB50-6325-42EA-9B54-763E41CB1FD7
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain, Little, Brown and Co., 2003
  • Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53886221
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First eBook edition.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780759509382
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6158ab50-6325-42ea-9b54-763e41cb1fd7
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Requires Adobe Reader 6.0 (file size: 2132 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 330 KB)
Label
The bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christopher
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6158AB50-6325-42EA-9B54-763E41CB1FD7
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain, Little, Brown and Co., 2003
  • Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53886221
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First eBook edition.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780759509382
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6158ab50-6325-42ea-9b54-763e41cb1fd7
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Requires Adobe Reader 6.0 (file size: 2132 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 330 KB)

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