The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina Setting & Symbolism

Alicia Partnoy
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Argentina

The Latin American country where Partnoy lived and was imprisoned.

Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Partnoy's hometown and near the Little School.

The Little School

The name for the small prison camp that is the setting of the book.

Partnoy's room

Partnoy lived in a prison room with several bunks and many other prisoners.

The Latrine

The guards regularly accompanied the prisoners to the latrine and sometimes harassed them there.

The Torture Room

One room in the Little School was used for torture.

The One-Flower Slippers

Partnoy was given a pair of slippers early on in her stay at the Little School, one of which had a flower emblem on it.

Partnoy's Nose

Partnoy had always been conscious of her "large, Semitic" nose which she later was thankful for as, she joked, it helped her to smell when she could not see.

Rain

The feel of rain on Partnoy's...

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