The Kite Runner
USA for UNHCR is excited to launch the Culture Collective by featuring The Kite Runner, by award-winning author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini. The Kite Runner follows Amir, a young boy from Kabul whose life is upturned when violence takes over Afghanistan.
Read The Book
“A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” Amir is just a boy when his father says these words to him but they follow him long into adulthood as he struggles to find forgiveness for his past. Read Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel to learn about Afghanistan and Amir’s journey.
Watch The Movie
The Kite Runner was turned into a movie in 2007 and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Watch the movie to learn about Amir and Afghanistan and see how this moving story was adapted for the screen.