Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dear Mr. Hosseini...


I feel your words and I feel your pain because you were an inspiration to me when I wrote "The Libyan". For that, I want to thank you, from my heart to yours. 

Your books took me on a journey to Afghanistan, a country I knew little about. I was mesmerized, and I felt what you were feeling...without being there.  

I hope in some small way I was able to introduce my readers to another enigmatic world...Libya. I started writing "The Libyan" the day Gaddafi died. There was so much hope for a free Libya 5 years ago. 

Today, sadly, another form of terror has replaced that hope and dream, and I too am depressed... 

Esther Kofod

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