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Unformatted text preview: Four years pass between chapters 14 and 15; it is now April 1978. Mariam is 19 years old and has been married to Rasheed for four years, during which time she's suffered six more miscarriages. The chapter opens with news that Mir Akbar Khyber, a noted communist, has been murdered. Allegations point to President Khan's regime as committing the crime. Mariam and Rasheed listen to the news on the radio and Mariam asks questions about the communist party. Rasheed dismisses her curiosity as ignorance and stupidity. As Rasheed has become quicker to anger and more physically abusive in the years of their marriage, Mariam now fears him. Mariam is relieved when Rasheed retreats to his bedroom with the radio. Ten days later, Mariam and Rasheed awake to the sound of military planes passing overhead and explosions in the distance. Later that day, Air Force Colonel Abdul Qader makes a radio explosions in the distance....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08