Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 2 Page 40

safe in the hands of Amir is also haunted by the actions of Assef and his comrades. Sohrab confesses that unfortunately he is plagued and haunted by his memories of child abuse:

… I’m so dirty.” He sucked in his breath and let it out in a long, wheezy cry. “I’m so dirty and full of sin.”…”— They did things . . . the bad man and the other two . . . they did things . . . did things to me. (Hosseini, 2009, p. 335, ellipses in original).

The abuse Sohrab has encountered at the hands of Assef has left him marked for life understandably and traumatised. Sohrab tries to express his anguish and pain and simply states he is ‘so dirty and full of sin’. Sohrab is the victim in all of this as was his father all those years