Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Published: A Bantam Book, Random House Australia
No. Pages: 286
Themes: Friendship/love, women’s rights, Afghanistan culture
Rating: 4 stars
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is a heartwarming tale of five women whose lives cross paths in Afghanistan as the Taliban regime strengthens. It is a heartwarming tale of friendship, love and courage as they struggle to comprehend and fight against the political and cultural repression of Afghani women.
It was a great story and a good read, one that reminded me of the importance of friends, family, love and compassion. It was also a stark reminder of the plight of women in Afghanistan who continue to suffer horrific abuse and repression. From the very first page I was introduced to the main storyline and the characters were so vividly developed that I felt as if I knew them. The way their lives were interwoven throughout the story was beautifully done. I think that most people would enjoy this book. Despite some heavy themes, the book was easy to read and one that I wouldn’t ever have considered putting down once I started reading it.
Further reading suggestions:
- A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseni
- Raising My Voice By Malalai Joya