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Graphic: Kandahar City and its Neighbourhoods

Graphic: Kandahar City and its Neighbourhoods | The Kite Runner | Scoop.it
Kandahar is Afghanistan's second largest city. Named after Alexander the Great (his eastern name was Sikander) the city has long been of major strategic importance. But what of the people and places in the city today?
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The History of Kite Running

The History of Kite Running | The Kite Runner | Scoop.it

history of kite running
how it works
trouble with kite running
where its played


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Interview with Khaled Hosseini

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The storyteller behind The Kite Runner returns with a large cast of characters in an emotional new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, set in Afghanistan and beyond. (Author Interview: Khaled Hosseini talks with Goodreads about his new novel!

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The Kite Runner Theme of Men and Masculinity

Men and Masculinity theme in The Kite Runner book, analysis of theme of Men and Masculinity
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lina's curator insight, April 5, 2014 9:08 AM

There aren't a lot of women in The Kite Runner. In fact, Hosseini really only spends time with two women: the protagonist's wife and mother-in-law. Further, our protagonist grows up in a household full of men, and his father embodies a robust masculinity (honor and brute strength and all that). One problem: the protagonist in The Kite Runner doesn't conform to traditional model of manhood. The novel asks some tough questions about what it really means to be an Afghan man – or a man in general – and ultimately embraces some ideas of traditional manliness.

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War Photographers in Afghanistan: The Images That Moved Them Most | LightBox | TIME.com

War Photographers in Afghanistan: The Images That Moved Them Most | LightBox | TIME.com | The Kite Runner | Scoop.it
On the 12th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, TIME asks 40 renowned photographers to reflect on their harrowing experiences covering the conflict—and to describe which of their own photographs moved them most.
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Pashtun Culture and History: Pashtun Customs regarding birth, marriage and death by Azim Afridi

Pashtun Culture and History: Pashtun Customs regarding birth, marriage and death by Azim Afridi | The Kite Runner | Scoop.it
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The section on marriage customs is interesting and adds insights into the book and the marriage of Amir.

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