Born on a Tuesday - Part IV: "Counting Days" and Part V: "Black Spirit" Summary & Analysis

Elnathan John
This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Born on a Tuesday.
This section contains 807 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Born on a Tuesday Study Guide

Summary

"Counting Days"

Told in a series of passages broken up according to each day, “Counting Days” tells the story of Dantala’s imprisonment. He is lying in a room with other miserable, dirty people. Without any bathroom, he pees on himself and feels that he has failed Sheikh. Sale is also thrown into the cell. On Day 3, Dantala watches as a man confesses in hopes of being released. The prisoners discover that Sale has a crescent-shaped scar on his thigh suggesting that he was also a Mujahideen. On Days 4 and 5, Dantala watches a man named Samaila die.

On Day 6, he requests pen and paper. He is refused. On Day Ten, a soldier takes Dantala to the office. There he is questioned about his involvement with Malam Abdul-Nur. When Dantala protests that he does not know any...

(read more from the Part IV: "Counting Days" and Part V: "Black Spirit" Summary)

This section contains 807 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Born on a Tuesday Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Born on a Tuesday from BookRags. (c)2020 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.