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Duizend schitterende zonnen (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Khaled Hosseini

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Member:HistoryMan
Title:Duizend schitterende zonnen
Authors:Khaled Hosseini
Info:Amsterdam De Bezige Bij 2007
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:literature, asian literature, read

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I cried buckets over the fate of Mariam, and the sisterly relationship between Mariam and Laila. The book awoke me to the fate of Afghan women, and made me thankful. ( )
  siok | Aug 13, 2016 |
Simplistic and emotionally manipulative. It did, however, keep me going, and I did feel engaged with the main female characters to at least some extent. I'm glad to have learned a little more about that region but I recognise that it's basically surface level knowledge. Worth a read, but hasn't attracted me to read any of his other books, ( )
  thebookmagpie | Aug 7, 2016 |
A moving and heart-breaking tale of a group of people in Afghanistan, spanning multiple decades. It depicts the unjust treatment of women and brings attention to the day-to-day lives of Afghani people, whom for many are just the faceless population of a country we hear about in the media.

I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Hosseini in helping to make the world aware of the plight of Afgahni people--particularly women--but I found his writing to be awkward and a bit over-rated. A quarter of the way into the book there is suddenly a whole new cast of characters that are introduced and the two main protagonists were rather cliched. ( )
  LoveOfMuffins4820 | Jul 26, 2016 |
I've looked forward to reading the novel which came on the heels of The Kite Runner for quite some time. Let me say this novel is amazing. Hosseini writes of Mariam and Laila, women of Afghanistan, who, due to their station in life, were bound to a life of horrific abuse. Although they could barely tolerate each other at the start they found that together they had a power they didn't know was possible. An emotionally charged read and highly recommended. ( )
  Carmenere | Jul 11, 2016 |
Oh, my goodness! What a poignant book this turned out to be. It's been a long time since I cried as much reading a book as I did in this one. It was horrifying to see the cruelties and struggles Mariam and Laila faced, but at the same time it was impossible not to admire their inner strength and courage. A fabulous book I would recommend to anyone. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jul 4, 2016 |
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Hosseini doesn’t seem entirely comfortable writing about the inner lives of women and often resorts to stock phrases. Yet Hosseini succeeds in carrying readers along because he understands the power of emotion as few other popular writers do.
 
Anyone whose heart strings were pulled by Khaled Hosseini's first, hugely successful novel, The Kite Runner, should be more than satisfied with this follow-up. Hosseini is skilled at telling a certain kind of story, in which events that may seem unbearable - violence, misery and abuse - are made readable.
added by mikeg2 | editThe Guardian, Natasha Walter (May 19, 2007)
 
Vi følger to afghanske kvinners liv gjennom tre tiår med krig og Talibans tyranni. Mariam er en harami ­– uekte datter av en rik forretningsmann. Laila en oppvakt og moderne jente fra Kabul.

Gjennom skjebnens luner forenes deres veier, og de blir allierte i kamp mot en brutal ektemann og et krigersk, kvinneundertrykkende samfunn.

Hosseini gir en brutal, men nyansert beskrivelse av den patriarkalske despotismen som gjør kvinner avhengige av fedre, ektemenn og sønner. Men tross all sorg og urettferdighet, vold og fattigdom, mord og henrettelser, løfter Hosseini og hans kvinnelige hovedpersoner leseren med seg videre og nekter oss å gi opp håpet.

"Nok en kunstnerisk triumf og garantert bestselger fra denne fryktløse forfatteren."
Kirkus Review

"I tilfelle du skulle lure på om Khaled Hosseinis Tusen strålende soler er like god som Drageløperen er svaret: Nei. Den er bedre."
Washington Post

"En uimotståelig beretning."
NRK Kulturnytt
 

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This book is dedicated to Haris and Farah, both the noor of my eyes, and to the women of Afghanistan.
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Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.
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Nobody could count the moons that shined on her roofs,
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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year-old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household. Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. With the passing of time comes Taliban rule over Afghanistan, the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. In the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction.
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Amidst the turmoil and chaos that ensue following the fall of the monarchy in 1973, two Afghan women are thrown together by fate.

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