Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence, and Other Stories - Study Guide The Stranger, and Out of Work Summary & Analysis

Layla Abu Zayd
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The Stranger: A man, Aziz, arrived in Fez, his childhood home. He was very nervous and couldn't sleep. He was to meet his family, but he dreaded doing so. It was eventually revealed, through memories of this man, that he was born Muslim but converted to Christianity. He had adopted the religious life and would become a priest. He recalled a time when his mother and father fought violently with himself caught in the middle. They were fighting over the father taking on a mistress and filing for divorce. It was soon after that the man started to attend religious school. Aziz also recalled his black nanny, Yasmine, who he liked very much, and who always protected him from the violence of his father.

In the morning, with great anxiety, Aziz visited the home of...

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