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.
Zahra - This is the protagonist and narrator of Year of the Elephant.
Mohammed - This is the protagonist's husband. He is a dedicated member of the Moroccan resistance movement..
Faqih - This person lost his leg fighting for the French in Vietnam (Indo-China), and had been bitter and angry at France ever since.
Roukia - This person helps the protagonist organize a women's literacy group and organize a donation drive to help the resistance.
Rahma - This is a Jewish woman who the protagonist believed to be a witch.
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