The Bookseller of Kabul - The Call from Ali, pg. 131-162 Summary & Analysis

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The Call from Ali, pg. 131-162 Summary and Analysis

Mansur is unhappy after he learns what Rahimullah does. He is seventeen and very unhappy with life at the book store and in Afghanistan. He has no time for any kind of social life because of his chores at the bookstore.

Many feasts are planned for the Afghani New Year. The people cannot celebrate under the Taliban. The New Year is celebrated on March 21. Mansur wants to make a pilgrimage to Mazar-i-Sharif but needs Sultan's permission. When Sultan refuses, Mansur is angry. Sultan says he can go next year.

His Iranian friend cannot get through the Salang tunnel and returns to Kabul. He tells Mansur that he is going the next day and that Sultan says that Mansur can go with. Mansur and his friend, Akbar, leave the next day. They...

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