A Thousand Splendid Suns

In what way does babi like the soviets

Chapter 18

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Laila's mother collects mementos of Ahmad and Noor's fight against the Soviets, including news clippings about Soviet attacks on villagers and children. She likes to think of her sons as heroes fighting the Soviet villains. This brings her a little comfort: she feels the Soviets give her sons a higher purpose to be gone for.