Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 1 Page 6

In the case of The Kite Runner, the text is remarkable for the way it humanizes Afghanistan for the non−Afghan reader, ironically by transcending the particular circumstances of Afghanistan’s history to provide a morality tale focused on the theme of personal redemption. (Jefferess, 2009, p.390).

Hosseini’s novel indeed reaches out to the wider community of those who can identify with the main character Amir who represents the modern Afghanastani man that is often not mentioned or discussed within novels. Therefore, making The Kite Runner a rather unique novel altogether. Hosseini’s novel also allows modern day readers to explore the impact of the USA on the global and economic circumstances of Afghanistan. The impact of the ever−fierce Taliban throughout Amir’s