Khaled Hosseini interview
Khaled Hosseini’s latest book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is one of AbeBooks’ bestselling titles at the moment with signed copies in much demand – here’s an interview with the author originally printed in the Los Angeles Times.
In his new book, Hosseini offers a bleak, heartbreaking portrait of Afghan women: He writes of mothers who were denied anesthesia for C-sections in Taliban-run hospitals. He tells of beatings and rapes that became a routine form of punishment for women. But he also describes a new day in Afghanistan, where young girls are skipping through the streets in the mornings to schools that are now open to them for the first time in years.