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.
Firdaus - This person is imprisoned and sentenced to death for killing a man, but refuses to sign an appeal to lessen the sentence to life imprisonment.
Nawal El Saadawi - The author writes this novel after an encounter in Qanatir Prison.
Firdaus' Father - A poor, illiterate, peasant farmer, this individual attends mosque with the other men and praises the imam's eloquence.
Firdaus' Mother - This woman is asked how she gave birth without a father.
Mohammadain - A little boy who played bride and bridegroom in the fields as...
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