Descend into the Labyrinth: Reading Atiq Rahimi’s A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear

BY SAMANTHA WAGER The translator’s note in this book explains how the title phrase “A Thousand Rooms” stems from a Dari expression that also means “labyrinth.” And indeed, in this short book Rahimi takes his readers through the tangled mind of Farhad, a Kabul university student, who in the course of one night finds himself … Continue reading Descend into the Labyrinth: Reading Atiq Rahimi’s A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear