Brick Lane Characters

Monica Ali
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Nazneen Ahmed

Nazneen was pronounced dead by the old midwife who arrived a few minutes after her birth. It wasn't until her aunt Mumtaz dropped her by mistake that she began to show some signs of life. Nazneen's mother Rupban was told that she could take the baby to the hospital, or leave her survival up to fate. Rupban decided to leave Nazneen to her fate, and she almost lost her. Nazneen grew up listening to her mother tell the story of How You Were Left to Your Fate. She spends the early part of her life taking whatever life gives her without complaining, including an arranged marriage to a man nearly twice her age. Her husband Chanu describes her as a simple, unspoiled village girl. She overhears him tells someone that she is not beautiful, but she is not so ugly either.

After her marriage, Nazneen begins to...

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