Archive for the 'Kite Runner' Category

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Special Pre-Release Screening Event

The release of the movie version of The Kite Runner is being delayed until December 14 to allow time to mitigate safety issues for the child stars. (see for example recent articles in the New York Times). However, students at HSU or College of the Redwoods need not wait to see this wonderful screen adaptation. [...]

Published by admin on October 26th, 2007 1 Comment »

HSU Library Event – Unveiling the Book of the Year

A reception focused on The Kite Runner, the HSU/CR Book of the Year, will be held on Monday, October 15, 2007 from 5 to 6:30 PM in the HSU Library’s second floor Fishbowl Room (L209). HSU President Rollin Richmond will provide a brief reading from the text, and Prof. Susan Bennett’s classes will present and [...]

Published by admin on October 2nd, 2007 Comment now »

Two More Afghanistan Videos

New to the HSU Library Collection and available for your viewing pleasure: AFGHAN STORIES (VIDEO 6029) The new generations of Afghan people who have lived in a continuous state of warfare for the past 24 years are the focus of this documentary by Afghan-American filmmaker, Taran Davies. Davies and producer Walied Osman traveled from Queens, [...]

Published by admin on August 9th, 2007 2 Comments »

Why the Kite Runner for Book of the Year?

The title was chosen last Spring, and the rationale is described in this announcement: HSU and CR Announce Book of the Year

Published by admin on August 8th, 2007 Comment now »

NPR Interviews Hosseini

Since Kite Runner appeared in 2003, National Public Radio has done a series of interviews and reports on the book and the author. Most recently, NPR rebroadcast its August, 2005 interview. If you missed this feature, you can listen online to this and several others at Khaled Hosseini, Spinning Tales of a Faraway Home.

Published by admin on August 7th, 2007 Comment now »

Do You Need a Glossary?

A glossary is a list of special or foreign language terms used in a book, together with their meanings. Since few Americans know many Farsi, Pashto or Dari words, reading the Kite Runner is easier if you can look up non-English terms as you encounter them. You can take advantage of an online glossary developed [...]

Published by admin on August 1st, 2007 Comment now »

Local Conference To Offer Kite Runner Session

The Fall English Studies Conference Uniting Educators (FESCUE), which is co-sponsored by the HSU English Department, the Redwood Writing Project, and the Redwood Chapter of the California Teachers of English, is offering a series of special sessions. Susan Bennett, HSU English Department chair, Susan Bennett, will lead one focusing on the Kite Runner as well [...]

Published by admin on July 24th, 2007 Comment now »

Library Videos on Afghanistan

VIDEO TITLES ON AFGHANISTAN AVAILABLE AT HSU LIBRARY Sonali Kolhatkar at HSU, April 15, 2006 (VIDEO 5986) 2006 DVD 102min Lecture presented at Humboldt State University on April 15th, 2006 by Sonali Kolhatkar (RAWA), as part of Take Back the Night 2006. Hosted by the HSU Women’s Resource Center. Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on [...]

Published by admin on July 20th, 2007 Comment now »

Listen to Traditional Music

You can sample traditional Afghan music by listening to CDs in the HSU Library Collection. Look for Music from Kabul (collection of folk music) – CD-4891 Memories of Heart: instrumental music of Afghanistan – CD-3782 in the second floor Audio & VideoCollection.

Published by admin on July 20th, 2007 2 Comments »

Related Reading – Afghanistan

To find some background information on the Afghan land and people, try Encyclopaedia Britannica Online’s introduction, Afghanistan. You might want to read a book about some aspect of the nation’s life and culture. Take look in HSU Library’s Catalog to find many interesting print and electronic titles, such as Afghanistan and Central Asia : a [...]

Published by admin on July 20th, 2007 Comment now »