Baba before and after immigration

Baba before and after immigration

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  • Caring
  • Wealthy
  • Distant
  • " In the late 1960s, when I was five or six, Baba decided to build an orphanage. ... Baba paind for the construction of the two-story orphanage, just off the main strip of Jadeh Maywand south of the Kabul river..."( chapter 3 page 14)
  • Supportive
  • " Everyone agreed that my father, my Baba, had built the most beautiful house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, a new and affluent neighborhood in the northern part of Kabul. Some thought it was the prettiest house in all of Kabul."( chapter 2, page 4)
  • Disappointed
  • "I worshiped Baba with an intensity approaching the religious. But right then, I wished I could open my veins and drain his cursed blood from my body"( chapter 4, page 34)
  • Generous
  • " Amir is going to be a great writer... He had finished his first year of college and earned A's in all of  his classes"(chapter 11, page 147)
  • "Does he think I'm a thief?.. What kind of country is this? No one trusts anybody!"( chapter 11, page 135)
  • " He reached in his coat pocket and handed me a set of keys... It was an old model ford, long and wide, a dark color I couldn't discern in the moonlight"( chapter 11 page 140)
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