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.
Rahal - This character is a spice merchant, with a sixth finger described as like a tumor.
Hajj Ali - This person is described as a blacksmith with a good nature.
Safia - This character participates in a donation drive, collecting various household goods and jewelry from women to aid in the resistance effort.
Zahra's Sister -...
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