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his voice in the Norwegian public sphere. Rais claimed that Seierstad had betrayed his trust in her exposure of him and his family. Commentators started debating; Did the book really tell a true story? Was it not fiction? (Steensen, 2013, p61−2). The final novel itself provided even more controversy which is rather ironic since the Sultan Khan that is represented in the novel was a great promoter and advocate of books and Literacy within the community however ironically, he became someone who would silence his own novel instead which is rather ironic altogether. Kunz reiterates that:

When others have invested power in me to use to decide and direct the organization, then my ego –centered power is weakened, and my Other−centered power is strengthened. They have placed their trust in me.