The Kite Runner;The History of Afghanistan

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  • Khan overthrows king Mohamed Zahir Shah

    Khan overthrows king Mohamed Zahir Shah
    When Khan overthrows King Mohammed Zahir Shah, this creates a democratic party of Afghanistan, which comes to power.
  • Assef Rapes Hassan

    Assef Rapes Hassan
    It's the summer of 1975 and the annual Kite Flying Game is in Amir's neighborhood. Amir loses Hassan after he runs after his kite. When Amir finds Hassan, he is already being tormented by Assef. Assef ends up raping Hassan in front of his friends. Amir does nothing about it.
  • Womens Rights

    Womens Rights
    Khan proposes a new constitution that gives women rights and works to modernize the largely communist state."He also cracks down on opponents, forcing many suspected of not supporting Khan out of the government." If someone disagreed with what he was doing, Khan would throw them out pf the government.
  • Tanks appear in Amir and Hassan's streets

    In Chapter 5 of the book, Amir remembers back to a time Hassan and I played, bringing the death of Afghanistan..." which brought stress to their neighborhood.
  • Afghanistan is invaded

    Afghanistan is invaded
    On December 24, the USSR invaded Afghanistan in order to strengthen the faltering communist regime.
  • Amir and Baba leave Afghanistan

    In 1979, five years after the incident at the kite tournament, Baba and Amir leave Kabul in the middle of the night, due to the potential dangers Afghanistan is facing. "We left that night, Baba and I..."(121).
  • Afghan's are feeing

    Some 2.8 million Afghans have fled from the war to Pakistan, and another 1.5 million have fled to Iran. Afghan guerrillas gain control of rural areas, and Soviet troops hold urban areas..
  • Amir graduates

    Amir graduates
    In the summer of 1983, Amir graduates high school as the oldest senior(20 years old).
  • Amir and Soraya get married

    Amir and his partner, Soraya get marries. Baba is very happy that Amir found someone with similar back round. "Baba spent 35,000, nearly the balance of his life savings, on the awroussi, wedding ceremony." (169).
  • Amir goes to find Hassan

    After Amir goes back to Afghanistan, he wants go find Amir, "There were a lot of reasons why I went to Hazarjat to find Hassan..."(203).
  • Amir finds out that Ali is dead

    From Rahim Khan, Amir learns that "Ali...had been killed by a land mine two years before..."(206).
  • Baba dies

    soon after Amir and Soraya get married, Baba takes medicine and says,"there is no pain tonight"(173). And passes away shortly after.
  • Amir writes his first novel

    In the summer of 1988, Amir writes his first ever novel. His novel is about a father and son in Kabul
  • Sanaubar takes Sorhab to the orphage

    "It was Sanaubar who delivered Hassan's son that winter of 1990"(211).
  • The Taliban publicly executes Najibullah.

    Ethnic groups in the north, under Masood’s Northern Alliance, and the south, aided in part by Hamid Karzai, continue to battle the Taliban for control of the country.