The Bookseller of Kabul - Do You Want to Make Me Sad, pg. 68-80 Summary & Analysis

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Do You Want to Make Me Sad, pg. 68-80 Summary and Analysis

Sultan negotiates the deal for the marriage of his sisters, Shakila and Bulbula. His mother, Bibi Gul, has kept them from marrying for many years. They are both in their thirties and Bulbula never has recovered from an illness she had as a child and she is illiterate. Shakila has been a teacher in the village of Deh Khudaidad. Shakila is in love with colleague from the school named Mahmoud. They are separated when Mahmoud receives a promotion and moves away. Then the war begins and the Taliban come to power.

Under the Taliban, girls' schools are closed. Women are not allowed to work. After five years of being at home, Sultan negotiates her marriage to Wakil. Shakila is not happy about the situation but...

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