If the Oceans Were Ink - “Part Two: The Home,” Chapter 6, “Pioneer Life in Oxford” and Chapter 7, “Nine Thousand Hidden Women” Summary & Analysis

Carla Power
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Part Two is titled “The Home.” Chapter Six is titled “Pioneer Life in Oxford.” Akram believes that a good home is fundamental for a good Muslim, but many argue about the roles of women. Power and her two daughters were invited to visit Akram's wife. She took gifts, including Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, Little House on the Prairie, because she felt that Akram's family were pioneers in their own way. Both families had built lives on their love of God as well as hard work and wholesome family activities. At the time of their visit, Akram's wife Farhana was in her 40s. She spoke little English and her daughter, Fatima, interpreted the conversation as Power asked her questions. Farhana was reluctant to talk, partly because she was ill that day...

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