1. Who is Abdullah? What is his job?
Abdullah is a young carpet seller in a Bazaar in the city of Zanzib. Abdullah, is a young man with big dreams. He inherited money from his father to start the business. Abdullah is not rich, however, he makes a decent living and seems to be relatively happy. Abdullah is also an avid daydreamer that wishes for grand things.
2. What is Abdullah's relationship with his father's family?
Abdullah is constantly reminded by his deceased father's family that he is an embarrassment. They also treat him as an ignorant child and make monthly visits to the Bazaar to chastise Abdullah, criticize him, and give unwanted advice. Abdullah has no love for his father's family, mainly his father's first wife's sister, Fatima; his father's first wife's uncle's son, Assif; and his father's first wife's brother's son, Hakim. Of these, Abdullah detests his cousin Assif the most.
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