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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

Polly McLean, Atiq Rahimi

CATEGORIES: Sense of Culture

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 )

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