An appreciation letter for Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner)
By: Abdul Ali Faiq
The history of Afghanistan is full of pains and atrocities such as vicious assassinations, tyrannies, discriminations, genocides, ethnic cleansing, barbarism, tribalism and extremism. Such acts describe the identity, heritage and culture of Afghan rulers. Of course, there are other ethnicities in Afghanistan such as Noristani, Pashahi, Uzbek, Tajik, Hazara, Baloch, Aymaq, Arab and etc. These ethnicities have their own culture, historical glories, and civilization which consisted of great literature, poets, artist, scholars, scientists, historians and so on.
Current problems in Afghanistan arose from the unsolved issues of the past. Afghans/Pashtuns have always tried to downplay the ethnic divisions caused by their social injustices and inequality. So it is no surprise that the abuse and negligence of the regimes which ruled Afghanistan for centuries has not sufficiently been covered and the youth of Afghanistan hardly understands the true suffering of their ancestors. Fortunately, the era of enlightenment and awareness has given the newer generations a golden opportunity to not only express ourselves, but has also given us a chance to criticize the rulers of our country and bring them to the justice. At the same time, we are given a chance to eradicate the backward tribal customs which are still dominating our societies! It is within our power, now more than ever, to implement the changes that we wish to see in our country, so that we may provide a better future for the generations to come.
Mr. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has revealed the reality of Afghanistan to the world. He has bravely broken the silence and unfolded the untold story of our history. People of Afghanistan proud of him. We believe, it is very appropriate time to reveal the crimes and social injustice, not only for Afghanistan’s people, but also for the world population. We appreciate Mr.Hosseini efforts and are looking forward to see more of his contributions.
Signed by the Afghanistani youth and other citizens:
Ahmad Saha Safa
· Sharief Rahimi-UK
· Gul Naz-Afghanistan
· Mahrokh Nadiri-Canada
· Dur Andesh-Germany