Kite Runner & the History of Afghanistan

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  • Zahir Shah becomes the king

    Zahir Shah rules as the king for the next 40 years and creates a stable country.
  • The US & Afghanistan

    The US & Afghanistan
    The U.S. recognizes Afghanistan.
  • Afghanistan gets a new king

    Mohammed Daoud Khan becomes prime minister. New social reforms for women.
  • Khan over throws the king

    Khan over throws the king
    The next that group that comes to power is People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan. names himself president.
  • Hassan flew his last kite

    Hassan flew his last kite
    "Usually each neighborhood held its own competition. But that year the tournament was going to be held in my neighborhood. Word had it this was going to be the biggest tournament of the year." (55)
  • Amir's thirteenth birthday

    "Things between Baba and me were already cooling off again." (93)Its important because it is described as the last summer of peace and anonymity, foreshadowing that something will happen.
  • America cuts off alliances with Afghanistan

    Khan sadly dies by a communist coup. one of the members from Afghan Communist Party takes over as president.
  • Baba and Amir move to San Francisco

    Baba and Amir move to San Francisco
    "Fremont, California. 1980s. Baba loved the idea of America"(125)
  • Amir graduates from high school

    "That summer of 1983, I graduated high school at the age of twenty, by far the oldest senior tossing his mortarboard on the football field that day."(131)
  • Amir begins his career as a writer

    "I finished my first novel, a father son story set in Kabul."(182) This shows how Amir's career as an author just starting off.
  • peace accords

    The United States, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Soviet Union guarantee Afghan independence.
  • Sohrab is born

    "It was Sanaubar who delivered Hassan's son that winter of 1990"(211)
  • Hassan's birthday

    "We'd been waiting for this call all day: It was Hassan's birthday. Baba got Hassan a plastic surgeon for his birthday.
  • Kabul

    Kabul
    "The northern alliance took over different parts of Kabul."(199) Amir learns this from Rahim Khan when he goes back to Afghanistan.
  • Taliban

    executes Najibullah. Battle between the Taliban and ethnic groups from the north for control of the country.
  • Amir visits Pakistan

    "I have to go to Pakistan. Rahim Khan is very sick."(191) This is significant because this is when Amir can atone for his sins.