The Bookseller of Kabul

Author(s): Åsne Seierstad

Biography/Memoir

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.


Product Information

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Shortlisted for British Book Award 2004.

'A remarkable portrait, with deftly woven accounts of weddings and journeys, books and bookselling, relations and squabbles, firmly anchored by pleasing details about food and customs, all set against the backdrop of a derelict city, filthy and crammed bu

Asne Seierstad (born 1970) has reported from Russia, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst many other countries. She has received numerous awards for her journalism.

General Fields

  • : 9781844080472
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : March 2004
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Åsne Seierstad
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 958.1 B
  • : 288
  • : Biography & autobiography; Places & peoples: general interest; Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -