Books set in Afghanistan (28)


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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 Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
“A riveting ride through the stars.” —Kirkus Reviews Black Mirror meets What If It’s Us in this gripping, romantic, and wildly surprising novel about two boys lost in space trying to find their way home—while falling in love—from the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants. When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder. Boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers ... continue

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4 (102 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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Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep by Siba Shakib EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
Description:
One woman’s harrowing story about life under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Shirin-Gol was just a young girl when her village was levelled by the Russians in 1979. When the men in her family joined the resistance, she fled with the other women and children to Kabul, and so began a life of day-to-day struggle in her war-torn country. A life that included a Pakistani refugee camp, a forced marriage to pay off her brother’s gambling debts, selling her body and begging for money to feed her growing family, an attempted suicide and an unsuccessful attempt to leave Afghanistan for Iran after the... continue

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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
"Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of the capital, Kabul.

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And the Mountains Echoed : A Novel by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4 (21 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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Defiant Dreams : The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education by Sola Mahfouz, Malaina Kapoor EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
A searing, deeply personal memoir of a tenacious Afghan girl who educated herself behind closed doors and fought her way to a new life. “Stories like this inspire me. Seeing the way people like Sola Mahfouz think about the world reinforces my optimism about the future.”―BILL GATES Sola Mahfouz was born in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 1996, the year the Taliban took over her country for the first time. They banned television and photographs, presided over brutal public executions, and turned the clock backward on women’s rights, practically imprisoning women within their own homes and forcing them... continue