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immoral but also forbidden as well as sadly in many cases never discussed. Hosseini’s decision to be intrepid and write about topics that normally would cause an adverse reaction by society was quite brave and courageous and showed his fearless qualities as a writer to discuss such controversially seen subjects within society. His characters which focused on the friendship of two young boys also allowed the wider community to relate to two young innocent children who were embracing the changes that both of their lives faced both politically, geographically and emotionally as the real aftermath of a war−torn Afghanistan was depicted by Hosseini.

In comparison Seierstad a Westernised journalist and writer was also able to provide another insight into the lives of Afghanastani families by having the luxury of