I love learning about different cultures and seeing how some people view certain aspects in life completely different from what I learned while growing up. So, naturally books with cultural elements tend to capture my attention.
Khaled Hosseini’s books featured Afghani culture. I love books that included foreign words/sentences, but I also need them to provide the translation so my reading not disrupted by having to google translation.
This book has plenty of foreign words without translation. Good thing a lot of Malay words derived from Arabic words so I could understand most if them. The word “harami” in the first line means bastard. The story is full of pain and suffering, it makes you appreciate your safe, comfortable life.
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At once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history, and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them—in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul—they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.
With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love—or even the memory of love—that is often the key to survival.