Kite Runner and the History of Afganistan

  • Amir is born

    Amir talks about how " just one year after my mother died giving birth to me" hassan was born (6).
  • Sanaubar Disappears

    Amir says that " none of us had seen Sanaubar since she had eloped with a band of singers and dancers in 1964" (210).
  • Hassan is Born

    Amir talks about how "there was a little shack, that Hassan was born in the winter of !964"(6)
  • Baba builds an orphanage

    When amir was 5 years old "Baba decided to build an orphanage" (13)
  • Zahir Shah's cousin overthrew him

    Amir says " I rembered the night in 1973, the night Zahir Shah's cousin overthrew him;" (365).
  • Hassan gets harelip surgery

    Amir " thinks of that day in 1974, in the hospital room, just after Hassan's harelip surgery" (219).
  • Hassan and Amir build a snow fort

    During the winter of 1974 "...Hassan and I werre playing in the yard, one day, building a snowfort"(44)
  • Hassan runs a kite for the last time

    Amir says, "In the winter of 1975, I saw Hassan run a kite for the last time"(55).
  • Hassan gets violated

    In the first chapter Amir remembers that "I becme what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975" (1).
  • Rahim Kahn visits Amir

    Alot of my memories of 1975 were bad however "sometimes Rahim Kahn came over and Baba let me sit in his study and sip tea with them"(87).
  • Last summer of peace in Afganistan

    In Afganistan things were great considering that this was " Afganistan's last summer of peace and anonymity"(93).
  • Amir turns fourteen

    In the summer of "1976 I turned fourteen" (93).
  • Soviets Troops Invade Kabul

    The first year soviets have invaded Iran and "parachuted into Kabul" (2).
  • Amir graduates form high school

    In the summer of !983 " I graduated from high school at the age of twenty,"(131).
  • After Soviet Invasion

    After !986, " the soviet air force was also rendered largely" and supplied missiles by the us (4).
  • Amir finsihes his first novel

    Amir remembers how he finished his first " novel, a father -son story set in Kabul" (182).
  • Mullah Omar and his followers

    By the summer of 1994 "Mullah Omar had nearly 12,000 followers" (2)
  • Taliban take over Afganistan

    During this time, "the Taliban take control of Afganistan" (3)
  • Taliban and Guerilla Warfare

    After the Taliban was defeated," in 2001 the tTaliban continued to wage a guerilla warfare" (3).
  • Al Qaeda Invasion

    After the "2001 invasion the Taliban had been removed from power" (1).
  • Former king of Afganistan exiled

    Afganistan had been taken over by "Hamid Karzai".
  • Karzai as President

    In 2004 "mr. Karzai was elected president and served a 5 year term".(3).
  • Deadline for war

    During July, " the obama administration had changed it's mind ", emphasising the forces to leave the country (4).
  • United States Forces in Iran

    After the war in Iran, "United States will have forces in the country untilat least the end of 2014" (1)