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The Book Trade Is Booming In Kabul, Even Though Most Afghans Can't Read (Yet)

About 40 percent of the adult population is literate, and wars both international and civil still rock the country. But, says one bookseller, "In a turbulent, troubled society, curling up with a book has become the best tonic around...
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Most Afghans Can’t Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming

Entertainment / Books : NYTimes: Books

Fueled by pent-up demand for both outside views and local authors, Kabul book publishers and sellers are flourishing — and feeding a need for escape.

Publishing in ... Afghanistan

Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon

In The New York Times Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed report that Most Afghans Can't Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming, as, uh,: "In a turbulent, troubled society, curling up with a book has become the best tonic around". Which is.....

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