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Summary of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

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  • Release Date: 2016-03-31
  • Genre: Study Aids

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Summary of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi | Includes Analysis
 
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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Afghan American novelist Nadia Hashimi tells an intergenerational story of two Afghan women whose lives are different but connected. Rahima, a teenage girl, lives in twenty-first-century Afghanistan. In the wake of Taliban rule, Afghanistan’s government is divided and the culture is fractured. Shekiba, Rahima’s great-great-grandmother, lives in early twentieth-century Afghanistan, under a monarchy. The plot moves back and forth between the two characters, chronicling their lives and the obstacles they face under oppressive patriarchal regimes.
Rahima lives in a small village with her parents, her older sisters Shahla and Parwin, the latter born with a bad hip and a limp, and her younger sisters Rohila and Sitara. Her aunt, Khala Shaima, visits often, helps take care of the family, and tells the girls stories about their great-great-grandmother Shekiba. Rahima’s…
 
 
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Inside this Instaread Summary of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell:
 
Summary of the Book
Important People
Character Analysis
Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
 
About the Author
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