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sol s #195973
Aug 17, 2011 2:44 PM

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what kinds of symbols are in the novel and what are they/ what do they symbolize

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tracey c #171707
Aug 17, 2011 9:13 PM

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The first symbol is the kola which is a small mud house. This symbolizes the entrapment that Mariam faces in her life. It is her prison because she was born out of wedlock. The second symbol in this novel is the burqua. Miriam never had to wear one but when she marries she now has to wear one. This also a symbol of entrapment for women and a symbol of hiding.

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