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Revisiting a Childhood Home

In this haunting short video Back Home, to a War Zone, Kanika Chadda of Voices of New York interviews the Swedish television reporter Khazar Fatemi about what it was like to visit her home town in Afghanistan for the first time since … Continue reading

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Time Travel

This BBC News timeline of Afghanistan provides an excellent chronology of that country’s modern political events.  It will help you easily situate A Thousand Splendid Suns within the sweep of history to better understand the book’s national context.  Here is … Continue reading

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Voicing Identity

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini brings to light a culture in which tribal affiliations are the defining characteristic of personal identity, even more important than national identity. One thing that is worth noting is that in the seventies and … Continue reading

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