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The Bookseller of Kabul

The Bookseller of Kabul

Author: Åsne Seierstad
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Virago, 2006. A paperback copy in very good condition.


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.

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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

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781844080472
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : February 2004
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

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