What are some significant Afghan traditions in The Kite Runner?

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Khaled Hosseini portrays many Afghan traditions in The Kite Runner. These include traditional marriage and courting customs, and of course, the kite flying tournaments.

One Afghan tradition that is forefront in this story is the relationship between different Afghani ethnic groups. We see throughout the story the way that Hassan and his family are treated as less than full members of the community because they are part of the Hazara minority. Amir, on the other hand, has many advantages simply because he is a Pashtun and Sunni.

One specific tradition recorded in the book is Buzkashi , Afghanistan's national sport. This dangerous sport...

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