Kite Runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • Hassan is born

    "Hassan was born in the winter of 1964"(pg 6).
    Hassan was born in a small shack in 1964
  • Baba built an orphanage

    "In the late 1960s, when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage" (pg 13). Baba decides to build an orphanage and designs it himself.
  • Amir turns thirteen

    "I turned thirteen that summer of 1976, Afghanistan's next to last summer of peace and anonymity" (pg 93).
    Amir turns thirteen.
  • Soviet troops start to invade Afghanistan

    The soviet troops parachute into Kabul, Afghanistan to assist Babrak Karmal who had become president in a coup within the Afghan Communist leadership.
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    Kite Runner & the History of Afghanistan

  • Baba and Amir move to Fremont

    "Baba loved the idea of America" (pg125)
    Baba and Amir move to America. They now live in Fremont.
  • Amir graduates

    “That summer of 1983, I graduated from high school at the age of twenty, by far the oldest senior tossing his mortarboard on the football field that day.” (pg 131).
    Amir graduates high school at the age of twenty.
  • Baba finds out he has cancer

    "It turned out, like Satan, cancer had many names. Baba's was called Oat Cell Carcinoma" (pg155-156).
    Baba has just found out from Dr. Amani that he has cancer. The cancer is called Oat Cell Carcinoma.
  • Amir receives an offer

    "Six weeks later, a man named Martin Greenwalt called from New York and offered to represent me" (pg 183).
    Amir gets to publish his book.
  • Soviet Troops leave Afghanistan

  • Amir and Soraya cannot conceive

    "God knows best, bachem. Maybe it wasn't meant to be" (pg 186).
    Amir and Soraya cannot conceive a baby.
  • Afghanistna was divided into competing Warlords

  • Mullah Omar had assembled Taliban

    By the end of 1994 the ruler of the Taliban, Mullah Omar, had assembled 12,000 followers and was gathering warlords from the East and the West.
  • Osama Bin Laden Arrives

    Osama Bin Laden arrived at Jalalabad Airport in May of 1996 for Al Queada.
  • Amir receives a phone call

    "Rahim Khan is very sick" (pg 191).
    Amir gets a phone call from Rahim Khan who wants Amir to come back to visit him because he is very sick.
  • 9/11

    The Taliban and Al Queda attacked the World Trade Center in New York.
  • Hamid Karzai elected

    Hamid Karzai was elected to a five-year term as president in 2004.
  • Obama's Speech at Westpoint

    In a speech delivered at West Point on December 1, 2009 Obama announced his plan to deploy 30,000 more troops.
  • Obama removed General McChrystal

  • Troops should leave Afghanistan