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MariettaSG
Earth and Ashes | Atiq Rahimi

So I struggled with Rahimi‘s use of the present tense in The Patience Stone and now this text is in second person ‘you‘. ‘You‘ are the grandfather. I don‘t mind this as much as present tense but I know if it is not done well I will struggle.
This one translated from Dari.

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MariettaSG
The Patience Stone | Atiq Rahimi

The story within the story about the king and his daughter exemplifies how many females are falsely taught from a young age that if they are the victim of any sort of sexual behaviour then they are a disgrace. Also through the use of sex workers the double edged sword of sexual control is expressed by Rahimi as women who enjoy sex are equally considered as disgraceful. He posits that under certain regimes women are doomed.

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MariettaSG
The Patience Stone | Atiq Rahimi
Pickpick

A difficult but important text expressing how many women suffer a life where all they are seen as is a powerless receptacle for sex.

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jb72
The Bookseller of Kabul | sne Seierstad
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#thoughtfulthursday

I‘d say the best thing was I found a sketch book at hobby lobby that I want to turn into a reading journal.

Weekend plans - just to read

Currently I‘m finishing up The Bookseller of Kabul for #LMPBC

Thanks for tagging me @TheSpineView I forgot to post yesterday.

TheSpineView You're welcome! 12h
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 11h
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krayoncolorz
Kite Runner (Anniversary) | Khaled Hosseini
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A sorrowful story in search of redemption. This was a heavy read with so much horror and yet one that kept me reading.

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MariettaSG
The Patience Stone | Atiq Rahimi

“That saying is so true: One should never rely on a man who has known the pleasure of weapons!”

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MariettaSG
The Patience Stone | Atiq Rahimi

A is for Afghanistan

Afghan French, translated from Dari.

Winner of the Prix Goncourt

Excited!

MariettaSG Although originally written in French, the version I have is third hand translation from French to Dari to English. 5d
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4thhouseontheleft
The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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#BelowZer00s The 2000‘s were a veritable ✔️ list of life moments for me as I whizzed through my 20s: graduated college, completed my master‘s, married, had a kid.

These are some of the 📚 and 🎥 📺 that helped me on my way during late night feedings or post-exam vacations.

Plus 🐊. I lived in off brand Croc‘s for a big part of that decade. 🤣

AmyG 💕 1w
marleed You had a great decade - and you did it in off-brand crocs! 1w
LeahBergen What a beautiful wedding photo! 1w
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BarbaraBB Love the wedding picture and I LOVED Lost ❤️ 1w
KarenUK Lovely picture! 💕 1w
Cinfhen Stunning wedding photo 🥂💕🤩 1w
Kalalalatja My little brother wore PINK (like seriously pink) off brand crocs for way too long. I thought they were the ugliest pair of shoes I ever saw, but oh, how fun it was to tease him 😂😂 1w
Megabooks Still love my crocs AND they‘re making a comeback! 1w
JennyM So beautiful 😍 1w
CarolynM What a lovely wedding photo😍 1w
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Mshookquilts
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A true story of a young woman in Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover. Well written and interesting read.

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Oblomov26
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A fascinating story which I kind of knew. The tale of imperial overreach as a the English intervene to restore a king to the throne of Afghanistan and the resulting uprising of the local people which saw the king executed and the English thrown out of the country with massive losses. It is amazing to see how the basic themes of history repeats. As a modern character states, the Americans are finished, next it will be the Chinese.