Kite Runner & The History of Afghanistan

Timeline created by 23krastse05
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan names himself president of Afghanistan

    (historical event)
  • Assef threatens Hassan and Amir

    Assef threatens Amir and Hassan, and says "Someday, I'll make you face me one on one." (43)
  • Mohammed Daoud Khan starts to work to get women more rights in Afghanistan

    (historical event)
  • Assef rapes Hassan

    Amir hears Assef's "quick, rhythmic grunts" as he raped Hassan," (77)
  • Some 4.3 million people leave the violent area of Afghanistan

    (historical event)
  • Amir asks for Soraya's hand in marriage

    Amir says to Baba, "I want you to ask General Taheri for his daughter's hand," (161)
  • Amir gets married

    On the day of Amir and Soraya's marriage, "[they] said [their] oaths. Signed the certificates" (170)
  • Baba dies

    Baba says that he does not want his medicine and then goes to sleep. "[he] never woke up"
  • Amir visits Afghanistan

    Amir thinks, "a week later, I sat on a window seat aboard a Pakistani International Airlines flight..."(194)
  • Amir learns that Hassan was his brother

    Rahim Khan says "Ali was sterile" (222)
  • Assef beats up Amir

    Amir thinks, "The knuckles shattering my jaw" (288)
  • Sohrab's suicide attempt

    Amir sees "a pair of small, bloody feet" (343) as Sohrab is rushed to the hospital.
  • The Taliban destroy Buddhist statues in Bamiyan

    The Taliban claim that they are an affront to Islam.
  • The World Trade Center Towers fall down

    U.S. officials say bin Laden, the Saudi exile, is the prime suspect in the attack.
  • Kite contest in America

    Amir tries to include Sohrab in the contest but "Sohrab was handing the string back to me" (369)
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