All Our Names Symbols & Objects

Dinaw Mengestu
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Paper Revolution

Isaac creates posters listing crimes against the country all over the campus in an effort to get people talking about the political atmosphere. The posters gain Isaac popularity with the students but it is one of the first things that attract police attention to Isaac.

A Tale of Two Cities

Helen buys this novel for Isaac to illustrate to him that he is called "Dickens" around the office because he speaks perfect English. This is also a symbol of the story between Isaac and the narrator as Isaac gives him his whole identity so that the narrator can escape from Uganda.

Eggs

In the beginning, Helen makes it clear that she does not like eggs as Isaac comments that the eggs in America are smaller than eggs in Uganda. After Isaac leaves for a month to travel across the country, Helen comes into his apartment...

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