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Asne Seierstad

Autor(a) de The Bookseller of Kabul

13 Works 7,566 Membros 231 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

Asne Seierstad has received numerous awards for her journalism and has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She is fluent in five languages and lives in Norway
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(eng) Correct form of the name is Åsne Seierstad.

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Obras por Asne Seierstad

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Seierstad, Åsne
Nome legal
Seierstad, Åsne
Outros nomes
SEIERSTAD, Åsne
SEIEESTAD, Asne
Data de nascimento
1970-02-10
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Noorwegen
País (no mapa)
Norway
Local de nascimento
Oslo, Noorwegen
Locais de residência
Oslo, Norway
Lillehammer, Norway
Russia
China
Afghanistan
Educação
University of Oslo
Ocupações
journalist
writer
Relações
Guldahl, Frøydis (mother)
Seierstad, Dag (father)
Seim, Trygve (domestic partner)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Brageprisen (To søstre) [2016]
Bokhandlarpriset (2002)
Nota de desambiguação
Correct form of the name is Åsne Seierstad.

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Críticas

Khan's story as a harassed and imprisoned bookseller in Afghanistan's capital is both harrowing and compelling. The story of his wives and their relationship to each other and their husband is just as compelling, often mirroring the relationship of the country to its citizens.
 
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ben_r47 | 165 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
The most depressing book about the area that I have read. Most of the characters have little to no redeeming qualities or likeablity. The bookseller was the least likeable of all. The ones that were likeable and you wanted to root for you realize have no chance for happiness or an existance other than servitude and repression.
The book didn't flow very well either. At times I wasn't sure if I was reading a book or a collection of magazine articles. The author represents the people and events as actual but I was reminded through this that most of the stories had to be told to her second or third hand. When she goes into the head of the characters and explores their thoughts and feelings you know that she must be taking liberties. You know that such things would never be discussed to such detail and depth as she describes with a foreigner, a writer, and a woman of all things.
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MsTera | 165 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |
This books gives insight to an area of the world that many of us could not see otherwise. For me, it was a dark read, but not without hope. The author wrote with a dispassionate voice, as a reporter must, but now and then her dismay at some of the events she witnessed came through.
 
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MrsLee | 165 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2023 |
* I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book. *

In 2013, two teenage girls, Norwegian citizens originally from Somaliland, abruptly left home and went to Syria to join the jihadists there.

Asne Seierstad's book tells the story of these two girls and their father's efforts to track them down and bring them home. What could have convinced a couple of intelligent girls from a moderate Muslim family to join Islamic State and support the ISIS fighters? In the process of telling this story, she examines the process of radicalisation and paints a realistic picture of how such a bizarre outcome could gradually come about.

Seierstad also gives a lucid and at times harrowing account of the activities of ISIS and the other Islamist rebels in Syria. The violent chaos that she describes sits strangely with the girls' insistence that they are living happy, fulfilled lives in the midst of all this mayhem.

Seirstad acknowledges that her story is necessarily partial; the girls never agreed to give her an interview, and she has had to rely on their father's unsupported account for part of the story. Even bearing that in mind, this is an eye-opening and compelling account of the radicalisation of Muslim youth in a Western society.
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gjky | 5 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
13
Membros
7,566
Popularidade
#3,227
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
231
ISBN
231
Línguas
22
Marcado como favorito
11

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