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Matthew Thomas Miller

Assistant Professor of Persian Literature and Digital Humanities at Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

'The Kite Runner' Critiqued: New Orientalism Goes to the Big Screen

The Kite Runner movie, based on Khaled Hosseini's bestselling book

While The Kite Runner movie is now captivating audiences throughout the country-much as the book did four years ago-with its enthralling tale of “family, forgiveness, and friendship” and the promise that indeed “there is a way to be good again,” very little has been written critiquing this work and its prominent role in the New Orientalist narrative of the Islamic Middle East. Read the rest here.