7-Women rest for 40 days after childbirth
7-For celebrations, women dress in red, with unmarried women wearing the brightest shades, while men wear white
10-Zaghawa men are traders and tribal leaders
11-Men present gifts to the families of the women they want to marry
13-Women had scars cut into their faces from a young age
14-It was common for men to marry multiple wives
26-Women are expected to marry a Zaghawa man, or live in shame
30-Men and women live in different buildings placed close together
34-Men were allowed and expected to drink beer, where it was frowned upon for women to do so.
36-Women handled most domestic duties, and it was advantageous to have multiple wives because of this.
43-Women are expected to behave, where young boys are taught to fight and defend themselves
55-Halima went through the cutting: A female circumcision.
74-Women and girls braid their hair in different styles according to local culture. Halima’s Grandmother refused to let her braid her hair Bob Marley style
Ch 7: No discussion of Men and Women’s roles
97-Uncle Ahmed had authority over Halima as her caretaker, and defended her to the headmistress of the school
101-While Halima was at school, Kadiga was expected to marry and have children
107-Girls were not allowed to associate with boys at the city school
111-Fakirs were male community leaders who had the power of God, and were believed to have the ability to create spells of good and evil
117-Men shave off all their hair in preparation for marriage
122-When her father rejected the offer of those who wished for Halima to marry their son, they felt insulted
Ch 11-21: No discussion of Men’s and Women’s Roles
241-The men stayed behind to fight the Janjaweed when the village was attacked, allowing the women and children to escape
245-Mo and Omer volunteered to join the SLA rebel group
Ch 23-finish: no discussion of Men’s and Women’s Roles