The Kite Runner - Chapters 10 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Khaled Hosseini
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Chapter 10

This chapter takes place in March of 1981. Amir and Baba are in the back of a truck with several other people fleeing Afghanistan. They left the house behind with almost all their possessions, telling only Rahim that they were fleeing for America. They are stopped at a checkpoint and a soldier demands time along with a young mother in the truck as “payment” for passage. Baba intercedes though Amir knows he’s putting them all in danger by standing up for the young woman. A superior officer intervenes and the situation passes. The trip takes weeks with days hidden in basements along the way. Amir encounters Kamal, one of Assef’s friends who had held Hassan during the attack. Amir overhears Kamal’s father saying that Kamal had been raped. He now reacts and responds to nothing. They make part of their...

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