Building Knowledge of Social, Political and Historical Context

JigsawingIf students are unfamiliar with the context of the novel (Afghanistan), they can read texts that characterize the social, political and historical context of Afghanistan during the last 40-50 years. Texts that deal with gender relations and power structures would be particularly helpful. Some examples of such sources are listed above. They can be read by separate groups of students and then combined in a jigsaw-type activity.