Objects & Places from A Thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini
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The third largest city in Afghanistan, this is where Jalil lives in the novel.


The largest city and the capital of Afghanistan, this is where Rasheed lives and runs a shoe-making business.


This location is where two enormous Buddhas have been carved into the cliffs of an ancient city. In the course of the narrative, these statues are destroyed by Islamists.


This country is where Laila and Tariq flee after the murder of Rasheed.


This term used in the novel refers to a hut or primitive dwelling such as the one where Mariam is raised by her mother.


This is the film that Mariam begs her father to take her to see at his movie theater on her fifteenth birthday.


This Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan formed a government, ruling from 1996 until 2001.


This term from the novel refers to...

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