Recently I read two novels of the Afghan writer Hosseini. The Kite Runner is a cultural phenomenon. It brings to life the unforgiving landscape of Afghanistan, which people watched on their TV sets post 9/11. The second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a heartrenching story about two Afghan women burdened by patriarchal despotism.To readers of the subcontinent, it provides a sense of deja vu as both novels abound in Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and persian words.
Check them out.