Book Discussion on A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini talked about his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, published by Riverhead. His book told the story of two Afghan women… read more

Khaled Hosseini talked about his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, published by Riverhead. His book told the story of two Afghan women who lived through monarchy, Communism, and the Taliban in a society where women were often mistreated. The novel covered a range of social issues, including religion, sex, class, education and motherhood.

The son of an Afghan diplomat, Khaled Hosseini moved to the United States in 1980 after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. While a practicing medical doctor, Dr. Hosseini wrote The Kite Runner, an international bestseller. He quit practicing medicine in 2004 and in 2006 was named a goodwill ambassador of the U.N. High Commission on Refugees. close

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Book Discussion on A Thousand Splendid Suns

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198429-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jun 2, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 2007

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  • Jun 02, 2007 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 03, 2007 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 03, 2007 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2007 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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