The Bookseller of Kabul Topics for Discussion

Åsne Seierstad
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Who were the Taliban? What kind of rule did they impose on Afghanistan?

What kind of life do women have in Afghanistan, especially under the role of the Taliban?

How are marriages arranged in Afghanistan? Why do the women submit?

What is Mansur's opinion of his father? Why? What does Mansur want?

Discuss the kind of life the women in Sultan's family lead? Are any of them really happy?

What kind of conflict is there in Sultan between the modern and the traditional? How does it manifest itself?

None of the people in Sultan's house are happy. Why? Why don't any of them express their opinions?

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