Author Khaled Hosseini, who rose to prominence as a writer following the publication of his debut novel 'The Kite Runner' in 2003, talks about his new book 'And The Mountains Echoed' in an interview in Afghanistan. He discusses jazz references, his feelings coming back to Afghanistan and his worries about writing.
To make any sense of it, you have to think of 100% Arabica as a French-Algerian version of The Full Monty. In a neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris, a group of dirt-poor Algerian immigrant musicians want nothing more than to infuse their traditional Algerian Rai music with western rap sounds and play to packed houses in the 'hood. Unfortunately, an evil and corrupt mosque-running mafia zealot named Slimane wants to stomp the music out, and the groups clash.
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