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From the classic works of the Persian poet Rumi to the modern-day bestsellers of Khaled Husseini, Afghan literature offers a wide range of reading pleasure.
The Patience Stone
From A Year of Reading the World: “Set ‘somewhere in Afghanistan or elsewhere,’ this slender novella portrays the struggles of a nameless woman as she tries to care for her comatose husband in a city torn apart by war… Rahimi’s transformation of his narrative’s weakness into its strength, mirroring his central character’s journey, is impressive.” (Recommended by Ann Morgan, author and TED speaker)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner may be the author’s most famous work, but his follow-up provides such a heart-wrenching look into the everyday lives of Afghani women that it makes for a better read when it comes to understanding the culture.
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