Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 3 Page 13

new laws in order to dictate control over their ever−growing community and land which they deemed to be out of control due to the influence from the West. Matinuddin further stipulates that:

The aim of the Taliban is to establish an Islamic government in Afghanistan where the Sharia law, as interpreted by them, will be the law of the land. (Matinuddin, 1999, p42).

Evidently in The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul the influence and control of the Taliban reigns over the community and their actions for a considerable amount of time. The Taliban wishes to control the community to merely lead and dictate how the community should behave and act towards others in order for society to be maintained and controlled in a well−mannered way. Foucault’s theory