Does My Head Look Big In This? - Chapters 10-14 Summary & Analysis

Randa Abdel-fattah
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In Chapter 10, Amal's family visits Yasmeen's family. Yasmeen's mother, Cassandra, talks about the language barriers when they first arrived in Australia. One of their coping mechanisms was to swear at people in Urdu, though Jamila later prayed for forgiveness. Amal, Yasmeen, and Leila meet later in the week at Leila's house. Leila's mother, Gulchin, chides Yasmeen for not wearing the hajib as Amal and Leila do. Leila and Amal stand up for Yasmee's right to choose. Leila's brother, Hakan (who now calls himself Sam) arrives and insists that Leila make him a plate of food. Amal and Yasmeen try to reassure Leila, though Amal admits she is not certain everything will be alright.

In Chapter 11, Amal goes to the restroom to perform her cleansing routine before prayer. Some girls make fun of her. That afternoon, Simone and Amal talk. Simone, as usual, is...

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