A Thousand Splendid Suns

Some helpful sites to orient you to background information on Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan Today: http://www.afghanistan-today.org/
  • A Washington Post series of videos, called return to Afghanistan,  that focuses on different aspects of Afghanistan:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/asia/centralasia/afghanistan/returntoafghanistan/returntoafghanistan.htm

  • An interactive map that reviews the various ethnic groups in the country:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/asia/afghanistan/map_flash.html

  • An article on the Mujahadeen and the Taliban:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/apr/28/afghanistan-mujahideen-taliban

  • Khaled Hosseini on the conditions in Afghanistan:

Videos

  • Hosseini’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/khfoundation?ref=ts

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