Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Character Descriptions

Lila Abu-Lughod
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Character Descriptions

Lila Abu-Lughod - This person spent almost two years living with the Awlad 'Ali Bedouin tribe to fulfill requirements for anthropological graduate studies.

The Haj - This person was the wealthy, well-respected head of a household in a tribal community

Zariba - This sixty year old inherited a large herd and accumulated great wealth, but lost respect because of disregard for the Bedouin code of honor by spending money frivolously, chasing women, and not controlling his passions or behavior.

Rashid - This handsome man's second bride ran away, but he lost respect when he found his bride and brought her back.

Nafla - When young, this character did not wish to marry a paternal cousin, so after the marriage she acted possessed and the family released her from the marriage.

Aziza - This person had a failed marriage, was threatened with the loss of custody of her...

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