Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 1 Page 4

area. Also, this novel was as Jefferess states was “the first Afghan novel written in English” (Jefferess, 2009, p.389). This in fact made the novel even more poignant to use as the first important chapter to my book. Hosseini’s novel also allows the true history of the changes in Afghanastani culture to be explored further as many topics that are covered within this novel are not necessarily discussed so openly and honestly. Jefferess reiterates that:

The Kite Runner teaches the non−Afghan reader about the history and culture of Afghanistan… As Hosseini himself declares, the novel is really about “finally putting a human face to the Afghans. Hence the novel “humanizes” Afghan culture, providing depth and meaning to the sign “Afghanistan” for the