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    Afghanistan Food Culture

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    Cooking and Foods In the novel “The Kite Runner”, Khaled Hosseini discusses many different types of food from Afghanistan. Tea was mentioned a few times as Baba retreated to his reading area and drank tea with Rahim Khan. Food is the epicenter of being a guest in an Afghan house because the host takes pride in what he/she serves. A person who is welcomed into the household, that person will be offered the best that the family has to present. They will constantly fill your tea glass and offer

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    What happens when two very diverse cultures interact with each other? This question is answered with utmost simplicity in the novel, “Born under a Million Shadows”, by Andrea Busfield, through the innocent eyes of an eleven year old boy, Fawad. The novel is set in Afghanistan and brings out the reality of the country and the fate of its citizens using the themes of violence, satire and unconditional love. Claiming to be “born under the shadow of the Taliban”, Fawad experiences many hardships in his

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    established culture, the United States does not really have a clear perception on the cultures around the world. Due to the oblivious nature of the United States, they do not get to experience the culture that the world may bring to it. Cultural influence has been around for a very long time and is all around us. For example, when you think about Japan, you think of chopsticks and kimonos. The book titled “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini shows a lot of Afghanistan culture. The culture of Afghanistan

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    Culture in Afghanistan The focus of this paper is to review the culture of Afghanistan, as well as, the micro-cultures which exist where they learn to live in conflict and in harmony, through power distance where there they experience uncertainty avoidance, prejudice, and discrimination throughout the story of “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and its two main characters. You will see how the women’s depend on each other as they form a relationship that gives them the will to fight to protect one another

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    Women in Afghanistan

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    Throughout recent history, Afghanistan has been a country in turmoil. Famine, drought, civil war and Taliban rule have all had a significant impact on the Afghani people. While this has taken a very negative toll on all Afghan people, I believe, that none have been more negatively impacted than the women of Afghanistan. Having said that, not everything the Western world deems as a negative is also considered negative by the women and men of Afghanistan. One only has to read this quote, “Wearing the

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    The agency of women varies throughout countries around the world depending on a range of circumstances, but all women have the ability to think for themselves and have the knowledge to fight for their rights. When considering the circumstances in Afghanistan, the US government’s actions established an identity of the Afghan women

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    Reintroduction of Music into Afghan Culture

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    Music is a communicative activity that is essential to all cultures. It gives a group of people a way to express things such as moods and emotions or even religious and political beliefs. The significance of music to Afghan culture is expressed in The Kite Runner, “We just wanted to hear Ali sing. He’d clear his throat and begin: On a high mountain I stood, And cried the name of Ali, Lion of God. O Ali, Lion of God, King of Men, Bring joy to our sorrowful hearts” (Hosseini 11). Despite its importance

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    cases like these the girls have no choice but to agree to marry. Arranged marriages are deeply imbedded into the cultures of some countries with girls being promised into marriage when they are as young as a month old and marrying before they reach maturity. About a third of the women married in developing countries are married before they were eighteen years of age. In Afghanistan, 43 percent of brides from 2000 to 2008 were married before the age of eighteen and the number has risen due to poverty

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    Kite Runner depicts the story of Amir, a boy living in Afghanistan, and his journey throughout life. He experiences periods of happiness, sorrow, and confusion as he matures. Amir is shocked by atrocities and blessed by beneficial relationships both in his homeland and the United States. Reviewers have chosen sides and waged a war of words against one another over the notoriety of the book. Many critics of Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, argue that the novel would not have reached a lofty level

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    rose gardens, grieve not. If a flood should arrive, to drown all that’s alive, Noah is your guide in the typhoon’s eye, grieve not (Hosseini 365).” A Thousand Splendid Suns, written by Khaled Hosseini, is a story that is set place in modern-day Afghanistan. It is one depicting the lives of two particular women who live under the control of a persecuting husband and the infamous rule of the Taliban. And through these two women (Laila and Mariam), Hosseini creates a mind-blowing, awe-inspiring adventure

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