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UNCW reading program goes kite flying

WILMINGTON -- A UNCW reading program culminated in a kite flying competition Monday afternoon. As students learned from reading best selling novel "The Kite Runner," kite flying is ancient sport in Afghanistan and an important part of Afghan culture. Keeping with Afghan tradition, students designed their own kites and ran them across UNCW's Hoggard lawn. Students who participated said reading the novel and designing the kites gave them a great deal of insight into a foreign culture. UNCW freshman Joshua Harcos said, "I learned a lot about just within the Afganistan culture they were talking a lot about judging others versus just kind of seeing them as people. The Afghanistan people would separate between different people just because of what group they were born in." In addition to the kite running students also participated in an essay writing contest where they examined themes they derived from the book.

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I am eagerly awaiting the release of The Kite Runner movie in theaters December 14th. It's great to hear others share the same passion about the book and Afghan culture. The motion picture website has a feature where you can make and fly your own kite with a message to someone from your past that you wish to reconnect with. Also, there are chances to win prizes such as having lunch with Khaled Hosseini. Very cool!

Go fly a kite

Yes, a delightful tale of Amir and his half-brother Hassan who is raped by Asseff, a member of the taliban, while he is held down by Kamal who has been raped by soldiers. Oh, and the orphanage director who sells a child a month for money for food.. like Sohrab. Sohrab is sold as a slave to a Taliban official and executioner who dresses Sohrab in women's clothes and sexually abuses him. The official turns out to be Asseff. Assef agrees to relinquish Sohrab to Amir, but only if Amir can beat him in a fight to the death, with Sohrab as the prize. Assef brutally beats Amir and grievously injures him, and would kill him, but Amir is saved when Sohrab uses his slingshot to shoot out Assef's left eye. Sohrab is emotionally damaged and refuses to speak. This continues until his frozen emotions are thawed while flying a kite with Amir. Brilliant. You know it's part of their aincient culture to HATE Christians and Jews and now... Americans. That's right. They hate us. All we can learn from this is we need to eliminate the taliban that is ensconsed in their culture. That's why we ar at war with them and occupy their country. U.S.A #1! You posted the article about tax subsidised teaching of this vulgarity now post my response. Yes, and what is the name of the teacher of this enlightening class? I think we should know that.