Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
12 August 2015
The Bookseller of Kabul
I just finished reading The Bookseller of Kabul, a biography of an Afghan family that was produced as a work of fiction. It's a well-written rather depressing account of life in Afghanistan. The story of the book and author are interesting. The author donated $300,000 of her royalties to helping Afghan educational and health initiatives. She was later sued by a member of the family (who's seeking asylum) for defamation. The suit was originally successful but was later overturned on appeal.