The Bookseller of Kabul - Wedding, pg. 94-105 Summary & Analysis

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Wedding, pg. 94-105 Summary and Analysis

It is now the day before the wedding. In the evening, the hands and feet of the bride and groom will be painted with henna. The men and women celebrate their feasts in separate rooms. Shakila sits on a couch and watches. Due to custom, she is not allowed to smile, dance or act happy to be leaving her mother or sad to be joining her mother-in-law.

After the dancing, the women eat and then perform the henna ceremony. After Shakila's hands and feet are painted and bound, she sleeps on a mat next to her mother. After a few hours sleep, her hands and feet are unwrapped. After breakfast, Shakila and her sisters go to the beauty salon. Shakila then must don her burka without ruining her hairdo. She leaves it on until she arrives at...

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