Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 1 Page 8

allow us to delve deeper into political issues that are not often voiced within the social confines of Afghan Literary convention, hence we have the rise of the Taliban represented in Hosseini’s novel which allows us to understand the complexities and rise as well as demise of a strong leadership group that dictated and ran the country further into the ground.

Hosseini’s themes in The Kite Runner are vastly complex but allow a true voice of the real and authentic Afghanistan to be presented through the young and then adult male characters. Even complex and politically unrestful topics that cause frictions within the community such as the Taliban are openly discussed in Hosseini’s novel. Hosseini allows us as a reader to feel as though we are part of the fractured and turmoiled land as he reveals