Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 2

explores various controversial themes: male childhood rape, abuse, adultery, war, trauma, terrorism, loss of a parent in early childhood, secrets and lies, religion, blood, purity and loss of voice. My main argument for this chapter will focus on how Hosseini’s text reveals how the victims of war in Afghanistan are an unheard and unrepresented male minority who are not provided with a voice to express their sorrow or pain nor are they mentioned by the current media who speculate on the turbulent times in Afghanistan but do not actually represent the real underlying issues that Hosseini bravely addresses in his novel. A majority of texts focus on the female perspectives of struggle often ignoring the male plight of abuse, power and inequality. The text The Kite Runner focuses centrally on the theme of power and male trauma which is revealed