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Afghanistan in 1973: Memories and Pictures in Retrospect - A web page created and maintained by Robert E. Wood, a Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, Camden. In addition to an introductory essay, the page contains a wealth of pictures Professor Wood and his former wife took on a trip to pre-coup and pre-conflict Afghanistan in 1973. The pictures give the viewer an idea of what Afghanistan was like during Amir and Hassan's childhood, including pictures of the traditional game of Buzkashi.
Rahmat's story: The Personal Experience of an Afghan Asylum Seeker - On this web page, a young Hazara man from Afghanistan named Rahmat describes his personal experience of the refugee experience He resides in Australia, a nation which has given temporary protection to a large community of Hazaras fleeing the Taliban.
Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad - This web page is part of the Organization of Islamic Architecture and is dedicated to the Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. This is the same enormous, white mosque that enthralls Sohrab and in front of which he confesses his greatest fears to Amir. The web page contains links to information about other Islamic architecture as well as art, educational institutions, literature, and more.
Music by Afghan Artists and More at Virtual Afghans - This web page is part of Virtual Afghans, a source for contemporary Afghan media from Afghan entertainers worldwide. Visitors can, listen to songs, watch videos, browse lyrics, vote on their favorite artists, and learn about the Afghan people through the channel of entertainment.
Interview with a Taliban Torturer - In this 2001 BBC interview by Christina Lamb, a former Talib gives an insider view of the Taliban's campaign of terror against the people of Afghanistan.
Khaled Hosseini's Official Website - Official website for the novel's author, Khaled Hosseini. Includes information about the author and his books as well as a mailing list sign-up.
Al Jazeera's David Foster Learns about Kite Fighting in Kabul - In this highly recommended video from Al Jazeera, correspondant David Foster explores the world of kite fighting in Kabul from buying kites to flying them.
The Art of Kite Fighting (Gudiparan bazi) - This web page contains detailed information about and pictures of the Afghan tradition of kite fighting.
The Kite Runner Essays and Related Content
- The Kite Runner: Major Themes
- The Kite Runner: Essays
- The Kite Runner: Questions
- The Kite Runner: Purchase the Novel and Related Material
- Khaled Hosseini: Biography
- The Kite Runner Summary
- About The Kite Runner
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 1-3
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 4-6
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 7-9
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 10-12
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 13-16
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 17-19
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 20-22
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 23-25
- The History of Afghanistan during the Time of The Kite Runner
- Related Links on The Kite Runner
- Suggested Essay Questions
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 1
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 2
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 3
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 4
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 5
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