Afghan echoes

Khaled Hosseini's new book, And The Mountains Echoed, once again tells a devastating tale of love and loss, writes Nadine O'Regan.

25th May, 2013
Khaled Hosseini: 'I'm very cognisant of the fact that my books are about the people in Afghanistan and I have somehow benefited from their hardship'. Photo: Getty

Khaled Hosseini never intended to become a spokesman for his home country of Afghanistan.

The bestselling author is a softly spoken man, an erudite and thoughtful presence, a writer who understands that fiction as a mouthpiece for political action is rarely effective.

But somehow - not through talk of war - but talk of love, his sincere and affecting novels have ended up creating a wave of change anyway. His books, The Kite Runner and...

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