Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 4 Page 18

was that my mother had been hurt by the Taliban, my sister, who was only eleven or twelve years old, had been taken by the Taliban, and my brother was now lost to the Afghan obsession with revenge. (Busfield, 2009, p.160)

Busfield’s depiction of Fawad as a sincere and innocent character that we can all relate too certainly makes the audience feel even more for his plight of survival especially in a world where everything is crumbling around him. We cannot help but feel an empathy that only a heartless soul could not relate too. It is evident that both Fawad and his mother are haunted by the events that they witnessed by The Taliban. Abraham and Torak state that:

An occasion of torment for patients as well− a memory they buried without legal burial place.