The Bookseller of Kabul by Ǻsne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christophersen  

‘a remarkable portrait…she [Ǻsne Seierstad] was fascinated by everything she witnessed, and her curiosity and perceptive eye colours every page.’


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PEN Recommends: Literature in English about Afghanistan:


The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


‘A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story of a life crippled by an act of childhood cowardice and cruelty…although The Kite Runner is told with simplicity and poise, it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale’

(Daily Telegraph)

Read more about The Kite Runner


Read background information  on Afghanistan, including information on literature and language and a country profile 

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