Afghanistan during kite runner

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In History
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan overthrew Zahir Shah and became new ruler

    While Zahir Shah was on a trip the white coup overtook and Daoud Khan started ruling. This Affected Amir because Assef teased him about how close he is to Mohammed Daoud Khan. Him being a ruler gave some power to Assef which bothered Amir, but not great.
  • Amir wins the kite race

    In the winter of 1975, Amir wins the kite race with the help of Hassan. Hassan saves Amir's kite for him and he had to pay a large price. That was the year Amir and Hassan both changed.
  • soviet union invades afghanistan

    Large troops invaded Afghanistan destroying the capital, Kabul and many other cities in Afghanistan. Kabul was Amir's home and this drastic change carried on with him.
  • Amir and Baba enter America

    With so much going on, Amir and Baba are on a voyage to seek a journey and move to America.
  • Soviet Union leaves Afghanistan

    The Soviet Union after 10 years of invasion, leave for good and do not return.
  • The taliban took over afghanistan

    When Amir was just a little boy he and Hassan heard the first of the Talibans. They were scared and Ali told them everything will be ok. They never forgot that day.
  • Hassan and his wifes death

    When Amir learns that Hassan and his wife were killed he can't do anything but blame himself for it. Even though it is not entirely his fault, Amir knows his actions are what made Hassan's death a reality.
  • Sohrab's Suicide Attempt

    When Amir had to tell Sohrab that he might need to go back to the orphanage, Sohrab could not take all that stress and decided to end it all. Luckily, Amir discovered him in time at the hotel, and rushed him to the hospital where after several hours, they managed to revive him. After that, Sohrab did not say a word. He was broken.
  • 9/11

    When Amir lived with Soroya in California, they heard about a bombing from Afghanistan towards the twin towers in New York. They later heard America came back and hit Afghanistan back.
  • Sohrab flies the kite with Amir

    After a whole year of silence and Amir's endless attempts to be kind and win Sohrab back, Sohrab smiled and flew the kite with Amir. To Amir, this was a big deal because it was one of the last good memories he had with Hassan and Amir kind of relives it. He is also very happy because Sohrab shows emotion and seems to enjoy himself around Amir.