Atiq Rahimi’s last novel

“Les porteurs d’eau” – “The water bearers”

On March 11, 2001, as the Taliban are picking on the Buddhas of Bâmiyân, two men, thousands of kilometres away, saw their fates capsizing because of a woman. Two versions of love as two sides of the same mirror, one reflecting Western rationality, the other imbued with popular mystic.

Gathering in a bookshop in Paris