Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 21

voice his burdened thoughts of what he witnessed:

I watched Hassan get raped,” I said to no one. Baba stirred in his sleep. Kaka Homayoun grunted. A part of me was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so I wouldn’t have to live with this lie anymore. But no one woke up and in the silence that followed, I understood the nature of my new curse: I was going to get away with it (Hosseini, 2009, p. 91).

Amir describes his frustration of not being able to voice his own trauma of what he witnessed. Amir is ridden with guilt and does not ‘want to live with this lie anymore’ (Hosseini, 2009, p. 91) but unfortunately, he could not voice his sorrows and consequently he is ‘cursed’ and ridden with pain and torment of what he witnessed.