The Bookseller of Kabul Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Åsne Seierstad
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Essay Topic 1

Examine Sultan as both a hero and a villain. Remember he believes in political freedoms and brings books to his city, but he is an oppressive leader in his house.

Essay Topic 2

How are burkas symbolic in this book? Trace their history throughout "The Bookseller of Kabul".

Essay Topic 3

How do the historical events in this book affect Sultan? How do they affect the development of the other people and the plot?

Essay Topic 4

Analyze the theme of freedom. Consider personal freedoms as well as political.

Essay Topic 5

Consider the influence of the author's experience in Kabul on this book. How does this help to create the controversy surrounding the book?

Essay Topic 6

Compare and contrast Sultan's apartment with one other setting in "The Bookseller of Kabul".

Essay Topic 7

Analyze the relationship between Sharifa and Sonya. How does this relationship affect each person?

Essay Topic 8

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