The Kite Runner was published in 2003 by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan-American writer. The story focuses on Amir, a young boy from Kabul and Hassan, his closest friend, as they witness a series of events from Afghanistan’s turbulent history: the fall of the monarchy, Soviet invasion, refugee exodus, rise of the Taliban. One reason the novel is important is because it portrays family relationships (especially father–son), with the themes of guilt and redemption having a central role. Nevertheless, essays on this novel might focus on other interesting aspects such as religion, racism and discrimination, friendship, courage, perseverance, fate and free will, loyalty, betrayal, literacy, bullying, etc. Find out more topics by browsing through the essay samples in this category.
Khaled Hosseini, Hazara people, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Riverhead Books, 2003 in literature, Fremont, California