Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 5 Page 6

‘voice’ and ‘speak’ for minority groups such as the Afghans as there appears to be no text that supports that part of the Literary Heritage. Busfield’s novel further allowed us to explore a war−torn Afghanistan that had focused on the frailer and innocent victims of war that often are unvoiced. The children of the novel are depicted as surviving a harsh existence in a land that is still under turmoil and upheaval. Busfield allows characters like Fawad to have a voice to represent the younger generation who are actually trying to survive with their parents in very difficult circumstances. Busfield’s novel allowed for characters like Haji Khalid Khan, a freedom fighter and patriotic leader within Afghanistan to deal with adverse and controversial themes such as child death and the real brutality of war as the