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Some of these books are written by Afghan poets and writers who, during the long years of exile, have established themselves in other countries, and who are either returning to or visiting their homeland now.
Many well-off Afghans also purchase books to fill their bookshelves. Young Afghans, curious to learn about their own history and culture and about the wider world, also use these opportunities to buy books on poetry, history, religion, general knowledge and new technology.
The growth of media and print journalism over the past seven years in