This assignment accompanies chs. 22-23 of the novel. In this section of the novel Khaled Hosseini includes an allusion to the massacre in Mazar-i-Sharif, and he chooses to tell about this horrific event from the perspective of one of the perpetrators—Assef. Students will reread this scene and they will read an article about this massacre published by the Human Rights Watch. They will then compare the evocativeness of the article and novel in order to understand why Hoesseini would choose to have Assef tell this story.