Brick Lane - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Monica Ali
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Chapter 20 Summary

Nazneen folds up Hasina's letter. It's a day before the flight and she has decided not to go. She packs up the girls' room, and then looks for Mrs. Islam's address. Before she finds it, Mrs. Islam comes by with her two sons with gifts for the girls. The sons talk about the upcoming march, and Mrs. Islam predicts that not more than 10 whites will show up for it. When Mrs. Islam asks for a final £200, Nazneen refuses. The sons break the glass showcase, but Nazneen stands her ground and challenges Mrs. Islam to swear on the Qur'an that they still owe her money. Mrs. Islam threatens she'll tell Chanu things Nazneen may not want him to know. Nazneen replies that he already knows. Mrs. Islam goes away angry, especially with the son who says aloud that Nazneen and Chanu had paid...

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