This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Narrator - This character is chosen to tell the story of another character and is never given a name. He is from a small village in Sudan located on the Nile River.
Mustafa Sa'eed - This character is an only child who grows up in Khartoum with his mother. He studies and marries in London and kills his wife.
Mahjoub - This character is a political leader and one of the local powers in the village.
Hosna - This character was the mother of another character's two sons. She is forced...
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