Nana vs. Jalil: Unreliable Storytellers
Kind of Activity:
Identify how Nana and Jalil are unreliable sources of information, and analyze their roles within the novel so far
Common Core Standards:
Mariam grows up torn between her two very different parents, and their conflicting perspectives on life. It is often unclear whether Jalil or Nana is lying to Mariam - and they can't both be telling the truth. For example Mariam is told two very different accounts of the circumstances surrounding her birth: Nana's story is dark, lonely and violent, and Jalil's story is...
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