−Nose here. His people pollute our homeland, our watan. They dirty our blood.” He made a sweeping, grandiose gesture with his hands. “Afghanistan for Pashtuns, I say. That’s my vision. (Hosseini, 2009, p. 43).
Amir’s views do not change from his transition to adulthood as this theme develops further and is shown by Hosseini’s foreshadowing techniques throughout the novel.
Assef appears concerned about the migration of many lands that have taken over the land of Afghanistan as he states ‘his people pollute our homeland, our watan. They dirty our blood’. This reference to ‘his people’ is in reference to Hassan’s Persian heritage and understandably many people from neighbouring cities/villages have over the decades