Questions tagged [khaled-hosseini]

Questions about the works of the Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini (born 1965) and his life as a writer. He has published 'The Kite Runner' (2003), ' A Thousand Splendid Suns' (2007) and 'And the Mountains Echoed' (2013).

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What kind of weapon destroyed Laila's home in A Thousand Splendid Suns?

In the novel, the author describes Laila's family home as having been struck by a rocket and was implied to have been mostly, if not completely, destroyed. What kind of weapon might this have been? ...
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What's the meaning of "Hassan milled about the periphery of my life"?

From The Kite Runner: Hassan milled about the periphery of my life after that. I made sure our paths crossed as little as possible, planned my day that way. Because when he was around, the oxygen ...
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When Hassan was around, ‘the oxygen seeped out of the room.’ What is happening here?

I am looking for an explanation as to what the phrase "oxygen seeped out of the room" means, in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in the following passage. For example, I can write that it ...
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Why did Khaled Hosseini mention this quote in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"?

Khaled Hosseini states: "Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.” Even though this qoute is conveyed via Mariam's mother 'Nana', the ...
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Social discrimination commentary in the Kite Runner

I have just recently got in touch with such an inspiring book called The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I was quite astonished by how the idea of racism and religious discrimination is stressed ...
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