In the spring of 2002, Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad moved into the home of a book seller in Kabul in order to write his story. Sultan Khan had spent his life defying those in power by supplying books to the city. He endured threats, book burnings and imprisonment, but his love for the written word and his fight against censorship never waned. Yet even as Khan resisted the authorities, he shared their fundamentalist views toward women. From this family’s personal account we learn of the strict codes enforced upon women (and men) in Afghanistan and its detrimental effects on their lives.
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