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19 popular afghan books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Afghanistan. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
"Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be 'home, Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landsca... continue

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A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi EN

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Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
Farhad is a typical student, interested in wine, women & poetry. But one night changes all that. It is 1979 & Afghanistan is in the early days of the pro-Soviet coup. Farhad goes out drinking with a friend who is about to flee to Pakistan. A few hours later he regains consciousness in a strange house, beaten & confused.
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4     61 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. “Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling first book, The Kite Runner.”—Newsweek Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Born a generation apart a... continue

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And the Mountains Echoed : A Novel by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4     18 Votes
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those clo... continue

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Dancing in the mosque by Homeira Qaderi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother's unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

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De knikkers van Qadir : het waargebeurde verhaal van een vader op de vlucht by Qadir Nadery, Leo Bormans NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
Verhaal van een Afghaanse man die met zijn gezin vlucht voor het geweld van de taliban naar Europa, door de bergen, als bootvluchteling en overgeleverd aan mensensmokkelaars.


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Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
When the Soviet army arrives in Afghanistan, the elderly Dastaguir witnesses the destruction of his village. Haunting in its spareness, "Earth and Ashes" is a tale of devastating loss, but also of human perseverance in the face of madness and war.

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Games Without Rules by Tamim Ansary EN

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Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan: a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam. Now, Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out, and to illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood.... continue

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La piedra de la paciencia by Atiq Rahimi ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
En la mitología persa, sangue sabur, «la piedra de la paciencia», es una piedra mágica a la que uno le cuenta sus desgracias, sus sufrimientos, sus miserias, para confiarle todo lo que no nos atrevemos a revelar a los demás; La piedra escucha, absorbe como una esponja todas las palabras, todos los secretos, hasta que un buen día explota; Y ese día, uno queda liberado. En esta novela, localizada «en alguna parte de Afganistán, o en cualquier otro lugar», la piedra de la paciencia es un hombre tendido en un colchón en el suelo, en estado vegetativo a causa de una bala alojada en la nuca. A su la... continue


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