Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, and Other Stories Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Layla Abu Zayd
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When considering Abu Zayd's life, where do you believe she found the inspiration for her book? What does this book cause you to think about the author's life? Why was her book the first to translated from Arabic to English?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Zahra. How does Zahra change from the beginning to the end of the book "Year of the Elephant"? Why? Do you believe Zahra is innocent at any point of the book? When does she loose her innocence? Choose one other character in the book and explain their relationship with Zahra..

Essay Topic 3

How does Abu Zayd address the theme of independence in his "Year of the Elephant"? Choose two examples of examples of this theme and explain how these examples contribute to the message of the story.

Essay Topic 4

What role does religion play in "Year of the Elephant"? Choose...

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