The Bookseller of Kabul Characters

Åsne Seierstad
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Sultan Khan

Sultan Khan is a Kabul bookseller whose family the author lived with. He is married to Sharifa and has three sons and a daughter by her. When he decides to take a second wife, Sharifa and the female members of the family are very upset. He marries Sonya, a sixteen year old member of his clan.

Sultan is a free thinker who does not agree with the policies of the Taliban. As a result of this, he is arrested and his books burned. He is a believer but a moderate Muslim who feels contempt for the Taliban.

Sultan is born to a poor family in Deh Khudaidad in the 1950s. His parents send him to school and he works around his school schedule. He begins buying books and then selling them. Sultan's training is as an engineer but he gives up that occupations to become a bookseller...

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