1000 Splendid suns Essay

1914 Words Aug 27th, 2014 8 Pages
English 1 Pre- AP
Ms. Gillis- Period 5th
23 March 2012 A Thousand Splendid Suns Research Paper The People of Afghanistan have struggled with invaders in there country for many decades. The intrusion of the soviets in 1979 was the first intrusion on the Afghan people. Many people were affected by the manifestation of the soviets and either ran away or lived in fear and war. Luckily, famous author Khaled Hosseini and his family were moved out of Kabul a few years before the Soviets invaded. Khaled Hosseini and his novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, shows different types of people how life is for the people of Afghanistan. His book impacts the world with its intense descriptions of life, and effect on people. Khaled Hosseini
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In August 1998, the Taliban captured the city of Mazar-e Sharif, giving them controls of over 90% of Afghanistan. Only three countries officially recognized the Islamic emigrate of Afghanistan: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emigrates. Once in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban implemented fundamentalist Islamic law, imposing penalties such as death by stoning for certain crimes and the amputation of limbs for thieves. Women were required to wear head-to-toe coverings called burqas. Women were banned from attending schools and working outside the home, and were forbidden from traveling alone. Television, music, and non-Islamic holidays were also banned. In September, 2001, the U.S. placed significant pressure on the Taliban to turn over bin Laden and al-Qaeda in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. On October 7, after the Taliban refused to give up bin Laden, the U.S. began bombing Taliban military sites and aiding the Northern Alliance. By November 21, the Taliban had lost Kabul and by December 9 had been completely routed. The Taliban — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/taliban.html#ixzz1qSui7eTi In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns it describes the life of two girls, Mariam and Laila, and how there lives collide. Both women live in Afghanistan during the soviet and Taliban times. Mariam represents the life of girl forced to follow old practices and Laila represents the new idea that females can

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