Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 1 Page 22

real sense of their struggles and plight surviving Afghanistan’s destruction which is mainly led by the Taliban. Busfield as a Westernised writer is able to offer us an insight that many of us are not privileged to explore. She is able to reveal how young families cope within a land that has been torn apart by war. The young children in Busfield’s novel are indeed the true heroes of Busfield’s novel as they depict how they survive and cope with the aftermath of the Taliban. Many of these young, innocent children depict how their lives have been torn apart by war from a very intimate and personal account that cannot but help disturb the audience. Many of the children are not only orphans but they also are picking up the pieces of having family members who are unable to look after them due to their dependency on drugs or other external