| Apr. 24, 2009 7:25 PM
  • Length: 13:22 minutes (12.23 MB)

Khaled Hosseini's fortunes have risen as his native Afghanistan's have sunk. His debut novel The Kite Runner sold 6 million copies and was turned into a feature film. His second, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is also headed to the silver screen.

Now a full-time writer and goodwill envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Hosseini sat down with Mother Jones to talk about the current state of his homeland.

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