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Book Discussion - A Thousand Splendid Suns

Hosted by the Consul of the Abuja Literary Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 29 May 14:00 - 15:30

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According to the publisher, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end, it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

In our first activity of the year, let's get together to unravel and be sensitive to the exceptionally difficult situation in Afghanistan today and to appreciate the intricate nature of human endurance, faith, hope, and resilience.

** The location/modality of the book discussion is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated in due time. **