Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 5 Page 4

being able to stay with a family that allowed her to gain a clear insight into the true and authentic Afghanastani family. Seierstad’s novel not only focused on the plight of young females within the Afghanastani community but also the male voices too. Characters like Sultan Khan show their allegiance to their own zest for power and control by dominating those that are vulnerable and weak around them. This included his own sons whom he ensured were illiterate despite being fanatical about the power of books. Ironically, when Seierstad’s novel was actually published, we as an audience would witness an altogether somewhat different ‘tale’ altogether as the text was faced with a large lawsuit by the actual real head of the Khan household. Seierstad’s text certainly raised some important questions about the role of the journalist