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A Thousand Splendid Suns
Transcript of A Thousand Splendid Suns
mostly in Kabul, Afghanistan Literary Devices Foreshadowing Imagery Point of view Suspense Flashback Critical Lenses Trauma/psychological Feminist Narratology Post-colonial Pashtuns and Hazaras and Tajiks and Uzbeks Read this book.
You will enjoy it if you do.
So read this book.
It is a good book. The End... Themes Human capacity for evil Loyalty and Devotion Discrimination against females Finding Beauty In A World Filled With Hate Women staying Silent/enduring Reviews Jonathan Yardley -
book critic at The Washington Post.
In 1981 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism Michiko Kakutani –
an American Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the New York Times.
She is considered a leading literary critic in the United States Natasha Walter -
British feminist writer and human rights activist, broadcaster and campaigner, the co-founder of Women for Refugee Women “…The book is powerfully moving, as was The Kite Runner, but Hosseini is not above melodrama and heartstring-tugging. A Thousand Splendid Suns is popular fiction of the first rank, which is plenty good enough, but it is not literature and should not be mistaken for such.” “…He [Hosseini] succeeds in making the emotional reality of Mariam and Laila’s lives tangible to us, and by conjuring their day-to-day routines, he is able to give us a sense of what daily life was like in Kabul — both before and during the harsh reign of the Taliban…” “…Hosseini is skilled at telling a certain kind of story, in which events that may seem unbearable - violence, misery and abuse - are made readable…” Book Connections Beloved Solar Storms Persepolis Giovanni's Room -Girls are forbidden from attending school. All schools for girls will be closed immediately.
-Women are forbidden from working.
-If you are found guilty of adultery, you will be stoned to death.
Listen. Listen well. Obey. Allah-u-akbar. Attention women:
-You will stay inside your homes at all times. It is not proper for women to wander aimlessly about the streets.
-If you go outside, you must be accompanied by a mahram, a male relative. If you are caught alone on the street, you will be beaten and sent home. -You will not, under any circumstance, show your face. You will cover with burqa when outside. If you do not, you will be severely beaten. -Cosmetics are forbidden.
-Jewelry is forbidden.
-You will not wear charming clothes.
-You will not speak unless spoken to.
-You will not make eye contact with men.
-You will not laugh in public, if you do you will be beaten. Kabul Poem
by: Saib-e-Tabrizi (Art form) (Art Form) A Thousand Splendid Suns... Setting