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The Kite Runner Mrs. Dahlke's Lecture Notes ? The Kite Runner is the first novel by Khaled Hosseini About the Author ? The first novel published in English by an Afghani. ? Set in both Afghanistan and the United States immediately before and during the rise of the Taliban. Hosseini was born in Afghanistan Immigrated to the United States in 1980 Much of the novel is drawn from his personal experience. ? ? ? Moderate Warning: The Kite Runner contains some very strong profanity, derogatory language, references to drug use, and graphic descriptions of violence, including rape. This novel does deal with mature subject matter, including that of rape. Younger or more immature students may have difficulty with such subject matter. Setting: Afghanistan Terrain – rocky and dry, mountainous in the central part of the country Climate – hot summers, cold winters Geography – borders Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikstan ? ? ? Politics ? In the 19th century, Afghanistan ceded many territories to Great Britain. In 1919, the Anglo-Afghan wars returned the ruling power to the Afghani monarchy. In 1973, the king’s brother staged a coup to create a Republic. In 1978, communists overthrew the ruler and took over the government. ? ? ? Politics Cont. ? In 1979, the Soviet Union sent troops to Afghanistan to bolster the communist regime. The Soviet occupation resulted in a mass exodus from Afghanistan. Over 5 million people left the country and settled m

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