Asne Seierstad - Quotes

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As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other. That's how I went to my first war. ---->>>

The judgment means a lot. As a journalist being accused of invading someone's privacy, there is always a risk that it will stick to your name. ---->>>

When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer. ---->>>

The family is the single most important institution in Afghan culture. It is described in the country's constitution as the 'fundamental pillar of society'. ---->>>

I will get a loan and pay the money the court asks for. But I will not lay down my writing and I still say this was an important book to write. ---->>>

If my name had not been cleared, it would have been difficult, perhaps impossible, to continue as a journalist. ---->>>

If I leave, reality will devour me. Then they will all really be dead. ---->>>

If I lose, then I have to accept that my way of writing books is not the way society says it's okay to write. ---->>>

If we can't understand the Afghan family, we can't understand Afghanistan. ---->>>

There is nothing I would change - to change it I would have had to write a totally different book. ---->>>

The book came after the fall of the Taliban, it says something about Afghan family life. Those kind of stories - what happens behind the scenes on a TV screen - are important. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 02-10, 1970
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Occupation: Journalist

Åsne Seierstad (born 10 February 1970) is a Norwegian freelance journalist and writer, best known for her accounts of everyday life in war zones – most notably Kabul after 2001, Baghdad in 2002 and the ruined Grozny in 2006.(wikipedia)