As Hosseini made clear when visiting our campus, he believes that despite the many media stories about Afghanistan, little has been said about the Afghan people themselves, their culture, and their traditions – how they lived in their country and how they have managed abroad as exiles. Throughout each page of this novel, readers can find that the author is telling a story he has invented from his life experience as an Afghan American and from what he imagines about those who lived through the turmoil he dramatizes.
"Khaled Hosseini. The kite runner. New York: Riverhead Books, 2003.,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 1
, Article 15.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol1/iss2/15