Born on a Tuesday - Part IV: "Cholera" and "Revelations" Summary & Analysis

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"Cholera"

In this chapter, Dantala describes how mosques like his are stepping up their efforts to help communities hit by a recent cholera epidemic. He goes with two other volunteers to deliver relief materials to a small village outside Sokoto. The village, when they arrive, looks deserted. They hear screaming coming from one of the houses and rush in to see two women kneeling over fly-covered, emaciated men. The volunteers work to hydrate the men and escort them to a nearby health center. Both men die en route to the hospital.

"Revelations"

Malam Abdul-Nur has returned from Saudi Arabia with a new ideology and a new movement opposing the Sheikh’s: “I am not sure if it the hope of money that lures them or the fact that the Mujahideen movement is something new. Everyone likes something new” (189). One day...

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