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2 awesome books! [Jul. 1st, 2007|02:33 pm]
Book Bears and Cubs
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I just read two great books by Khaled Hoosani. They are "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns". He is an Afghan writer who uses his experience in his own "diaspora" of sorts to give us examples of what his culture is like and the history of his people.

The Kite runner is about two young boys who grow up in Kabul before the Soviet invasion. And also about the interaction between a strong willed, uber-butch, overpowering father and his son who wants to be be a writer. It is very visceral and gut wrenching.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a book about the lives of two Afghan women who are a generation apart but end up married to the same man. It highlights the difficulty that women face in Afghanistan's tribal cultures.