"A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the intertwined stories of the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, both married to the same abusive man, during the years of the Soviet occupation, then the civial war and the Taliban dicatatorship."
McGlinn, Jeanne. "A Thousand Splendid Suns Study Guide by Jeanne M. McGlinn." Riverhead Books.
As you read, consider these themes:
Man's inhumanity to man
- Systematic victimization of women by patriarchal institutions
- Spousal abuse
- Resistance to victimization
- Power of education
- Education for women
- Corrupting influence of absolute power