Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 31

(Hosseini, 2009, p.261) as the beggar man had previously declared. Upon arrival at the orphanage Amir and Farid are met with great hostility initially upon arrival at the orphanage and it is not apparent at first why this is until they reassure the manager that they are not members of the Taliban. Amir and Frid learn that:

There is a Talib official,” he muttered. “He visits once every month or two. He brings cash with him, not a lot, but better than nothing at all.” His shifty eyes fell on me, rolled away. “Usually, he’ll take a girl. But not always.” “And you allow this?” Farid said behind me. (Hosseini, 2009, p. 268).

Hosseini demonstrates the extent of the abuse the Taliban officials have on the citizens of Afghanistan,