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My belated #foodandlit #cuba read. I loved this book- told from three viewpoints, in a time and place I know very little Cuba and the fight for Freedom from Spain, and simultaneously about one of my favorite times and places- historical NYC. I loved the characters and the writing and am so glad I read it.

KristiAhlers This might be my favorite of hers so far 23h
Texreader So glad you liked it. It was a fascinating read 21h
Catsandbooks I enjoyed this one too! 7h
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The Breadwinner | Deborah Ellis
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Heartbreaking. Also, how does this happen? It does not seem functional or sustainable. #foodandlit #afghanistan

Texreader The stories from Afghanistan are heartbreaking and so sad to know they‘re true 1d
Chrissyreadit @Texreader @Butterfinger is there a challenge page on StoryGraph? 13h
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit yes there is. And this is one of my favorite books to read aloud. 10h
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger I‘m a mess and cannot find it 🥹 9h
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The Library Bus | Bahram Rahman
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Finished these three all worth the read. #FOODANDLIT AFGHANISTAN

Texreader That‘s awesome!! 2d
TheBookHippie @Texreader It is almost time to put on hold my June reads for the challenge! JUST WOW.... 2d
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Learning about Afghanistan and I come across this picture. The book says this is Abdur Rahman but all I see is DJ Khaled. 🤣🤣🤣

#foodandlit @butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks

bthegood 😂 😂 3d
Sapphire That is too funny 2d
Texreader I had to look that name up but yep! 2d
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2d
Catsandbooks Accurate! 😂 2d
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The Bookseller Of Kabul | Asne Seierstad
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So glad to find a book in my stacks for #foodandlit #afghanistan ! #mttbr

AnneCecilie She is back in Kabul now writing a sequel following women who are fighting the oppression. 4d
TheBookHippie Just finished this last night! 4d
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DivineDiana @AnneCecilie That is a book that I should like to read! 4d
DivineDiana @TheBookHippie What a coincidence! I have only read a few chapters. Interested in your thoughts. 4d
TheBookHippie https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/13/bookseller-of-kabul-author-cleared I‘m glad I read it. It reminded me of my Bubbe telling me good things can come from people who aren‘t necessarily bad, but whom you don‘t like very much or approve of. Sometimes there‘s a fine line between good/evil right/wrong . If that makes sense. 4d
DivineDiana It makes perfect sense! Thank you for your response and the article! 4d
Tamra I have got to get to this book! It is still sitting on my shelf. 🙃 (edited) 3d
DivineDiana @tamra Well, it was only through the Litsy challenge that it finally moved from mine! 😂 3d
BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie I didn't know. She will have a lot to tell... I can't wait to read it. 3d
Dilara That book made me so uncomfortable! The author wrote about the most dysfunctional, awful family ever, and I‘m sad that for many Western readers, that will be their only - or one of very few - window into Afghan life. 18h
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Afghani Burani Banjan (Afghan Eggplant and Tomato with Yogurt Sauce).

The lentils are undercooked, and I could live without the yogurt sauce (but I don‘t think I got the right kind of yogurt). But otherwise it‘s good. I love eggplant!

I didn‘t expect this book to be any easy read, but it‘s so much tougher than I thought it‘d be. The scene with the pomegranates was heartbreaking.

#FoodAndLit #Afghanistan

Texreader Oh gosh I guess I need to read it again. I don‘t remember very much at all 5d
Catsandbooks Looks good! Yeah I had to take a break from it for a few days. 5d
Butterfinger It is such a tough read. 10h
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Are you surprised? I guess not, right? 😂

This one left me a little less excited than the last few books in the series. I guess it's because it would need a little revision, at least in my opinion. But it was still a very interesting read, especially the countrys history and its languages were fascinating chapters.

#Afghanistan #FoodandLit @Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Afghanistan | Ruth Bjorklund
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Pleased to announce I‘ve finally eaten some Afghan food for #foodandlit this month! My boyfriend saw this food truck on the way to work and we had to walk to the site three different times after failing to find its opening hours online. It was worth it though - I had a chapti kebab wrap which was something I‘ve never tried before, really really nice.

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Tamra How fun! I had a favorite Afghani restaurant and it closed years ago. 😢 (edited) 5d
Texreader Awesome!! 5d
Catsandbooks That's so cool! 5d
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Really glad I chose this for #FoodAndLit - a look at what life was like for a family of 9 sisters / 2 brothers as their lives changed drastically once the Taliban enter #Afghanistan 💔Especially poignant as now they are back in power😡 interesting article https://theweek.com/afghanistan-war/1013344/this-is-life-in-afghanistan-since-th...

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one! 6d
Centique Your flowers are amazing again 😍 1d
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Today we had Shir Chai (a very sweet chai tea) with fresh naan flatbread in the afternoon, and some more flatbread with kebabeh degee morgh (chicken kebab) and an Afghan salad for tea (dinner/evening meal)

The kebab sauce didn‘t get quite as thick as in the pictures, but was very tasty. The mix of flavours was delicious! ☺️

#FoodAndLit #Afghanistan

kspenmoll Looks delicious! 6d
Texreader This all looks and sounds delicious !! 6d
LeahBergen That looks so good! 6d
Catsandbooks Tasty! 5d
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