The Red Pencil Setting

Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Darfur

Darfur is a region in Sudan in Africa in which an ongoing war has been waged by the Janjaweed Militiamen against people they deem to be inferior. Darfur thus serves as not only the home of Amira and her family, but as the main setting of the novel. It is across the war-torn region of Darfur that Amira and her family must travel in order to reach the safety of Kalma. and is is later across Darfur that Amira and Old Anwar travel to reach the Gad School in Nyala.

The Wheat Fields

The wheat fields are crop fields of wheat at Amira's farm. The wheat is harvested and used for things like bread and cake. Sparrows like to play and live among the wheat, and often take off in flight from the wheat. The wheat fields come to symbolize the circumstances of life, which sparrows, representing Amira...

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