What are the best Afghan fiction books?

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    #1A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is a contemporary fiction book written by Khaled Hosseini which tells the story of a poor and uneducated woman who needs to endure hardships in her life. 


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    Samuel Mason
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hesseini is a heart-wrenching story about the hardships of an Afghani woman's life. It's probably at the top of the list of best Afghan fiction books out there for sure. Highly recommended."
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    #2Silent Trees

    Silent Trees

    Silent Trees is a contemporary fiction book written by Nasir Shansab. This book is about Habib Dhil and it is published in 2012 by Bartleby Press. 


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    Angel Trivedi
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book contains a very detailed story of Afghan's history. It contains a story about Habib Dhil and it is a very nice fiction that makes you read it with e lot of interest. It has specifik details of Afghan's culture."
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    #3The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner
    The Kite Runner is a novel by Khaled Hosseini that tells the story of Amir and his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's servant, against the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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    Andrea Rivera
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This one should be on everyone's bucket list. It is the type of book that you read and it just sticks with you and makes you think again and again. "
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    #4The Watch

    The Watch

    The Watch is a contemporary war fiction book written by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. This novel is about the Afghan war and it is first published in 2012 by Hogarth. 


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    Juan Young
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Watch is an incredible war fiction book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and educate you at the same time."
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    #5The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner
    The Breadwinner is a young adult historical fiction book written by Deborah Ellis. This realistic fiction novel is first published in 2000 by Groundwood Books. 

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    Ananya Chavan
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Breadwinner gives a good, and interesting, perspective on life in Afghanistan. It is an engaging book that keeps you hooked to the very end."
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    #6Burnt Shadows

    Burnt Shadows

    Kamilla Shamsie's Burnt Shadows is a romantic drama about a woman and how her life is directly affected by the wars against and within the Middle East. The novel was published on April 28th, 2009 by Bond Street Books.

    Benjamin Stewart
    Written on May 2, 2018
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    #7The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King is a historical adventure fiction novel written by Rudyard Kipling. This British classic fiction book is first published in 1888. 


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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a classic, very entertaining easy read. Very interesting story based in Afghanistan in the British imperial era."
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    Sikander is a war historical fiction book written by M. Salahuddin Khan. This book is about Afghan war during Ronald Reagan's term and it is first published in 2010 by Karakoram Press. 


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    Gregorio Gaytán
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Excellent book on the Afghan war. I found it to be very informative and enlightening. Very well written. "
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    #9Mahtab's Story

    Mahtab's Story

    Mahtab's Story by Libby Gleeson tells the life of Mahtab after leaving home to Pakistan. She is to start a new life with her family except for her father whom she believes is already dead. This story also portrays the life of refugees.


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    Richard Gonzalez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Again, this is an Afghan fiction story. Since I am not an Afghan or an Afghan sympathizer, I have a negative opinion of this solution. "
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    #10Earth and Ashes

    Earth and Ashes
    Earth and Ashes is a contemporary historical fiction book written by Atiq Rahimi. This war fiction novel is first published in 1381 and reproduced by Other Press NY. 

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    Joan Webb
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "My colleague is from Afghanistan, and I wanted to get a better idea of their culture from within it; other than going there, I think consuming media is a good way to do so, generally. In the case of this book, it certainly is the best Afghan fiction I've ever read, even though it's the first."
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    #11The Bookseller of Kabul

    The Bookseller of Kabul

    The Bookseller of Kabul is a feminist and socialist book written by author Asne Seierstad. It was published in October 2004. It is about a bookseller, his wife, and their battle to bring books to Kabul despite the authoritarian regime in the country.


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Best What are the best Afghan fiction books
1A Thousand Splendid SunsBooks 27 Paid
2Silent TreesBooks 26 Paid
3The Kite RunnerBooks 25 Paid
4The WatchBooks 24 Paid
5The BreadwinnerBooks 22 Paid
6Burnt ShadowsBooks 22 Paid
7The Man Who Would Be KingBooks 19 Paid
8SikanderBooks 19 Paid
9Mahtab's StoryBooks 17 Paid
10Earth and AshesBooks 12 Paid

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