Online-Materialien zu "The Kite Runner"


Resources by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation:

The official website of the foundation

Amnesty international’s material focusing on human rights and refugees:

Khemchandani-Daswani, Sheetal: The Kite Runner

The UNHCR statistics are available under:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: 2009 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons (2010)

Written overview on Afghanistan history:

BBC: N.N.: “Afghanistan’s turbulent history”

Written overview on Afghanistan history:

The New York Times: N.N. “Hamid Karzai”

Written overview on Afghanistan history:


Longer video on Afghanistan history:

Note that the director of this 22’ independent video clip, John Rees, is a British socialist who is critical of Western involvement in Afghanistan but recounts Afghan history both compellingly and accurately. Start at 7:00 to present the history relevant for The Kite Runner.

A positive report on Afghanistan:

Bergen, Peter: “Why Afghanistan Is Far from Hopeless”, Time intl. magazine, March 28, 2011, p. 40-41

This Sunday Times article provides nice additional information on Hosseini:

Wark, Penny “From Kabul to California: The incredible journey of Khaled Hosseini” (April 11, 2008)

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