Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just Reading

In Afghanistan a woman's longing for love is taboo. It is forbidden by the tribes' notion of honor and by the mullahs. Young people have no right to meet, to love, or to choose. Love has little to do with romance; on the contrary, love can be interpreted as committing a serious crime, punishable by death. The undisciplined are cruelly killed. Should only one guilty party be executed, it is invariably the woman. Seierstad, Asne, The Bookseller of Kabul (2002).

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. may you have a lovely weekend, too, kayni. :)

  2. Afghanistan is undergoing the dark ages right now. We hope that they will come out of it soon.

  3. Artemis, I really hope the women there or in any other place that has the same treatment with women should see the light SOON.

  4. Interesting, I should give this book a try... Have you read 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini? Both brought me to tears when I read it, since you could almost feel the pain and suffering that the Afghanistan characters in the books were going through... Hugs, xx
    PS Hope you had a great weekend and a great week ahead!