Books are the key to knowledge and understanding. In books we find information and literature – and above all – stories. Books also bring pause, and entertain, telling us about people and things, places and ideas. One is never in better company than with a good book. It is a world held in your hands, and a door admitting new light.
Åsne Seierstad, a Norwegian journalist, writes about her time spent in Afghanistan in 2002 soon after the fall of the Taliban. She writes nimbly and…