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Her Name Was Homaira


Highlight the passage from chapter 8 that foreshadows the shattering revelation of Hassan's true parentage.

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Rahim Khan barked a bitter laughter. “It was Homaira and me against the world. And I’ll tell you this, Amir jan: In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things.” “So what happened?” “That same day, my father put Homaira and her family on a lorry and sent them off to Hazarajat. I never saw her again.” “I’m sorry,” I said. “Probably for the best, though,” Rahim Khan said, shrugging. She would have suffered. My family would never have accepted her as an equal. You don’t order someone to polish your shoes one day and call them ‘sister’ the next.” He looked at me. “You know, you can tell me anything you want, Amir jan. Anytime.”​