Tears of the Desert: Men Speaking to Men/Women

Chapter 1

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 2

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 3

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 4

p24 – Father complaining/scolding grandmother

Chapter 5

p34- “Beer men” to girls: talking to children, condescending almost

Chapter 6

p79- Father to Rathebe: excited, congratulatory

p80- Father to Rathebe: as equal, encouraging

Chapter 7

p85 – Father to Rathebe: story telling, caring

Chapter 8

p96/97 – Uncle to Headmistress: as equal, yet condescending to her (she gets owned though)

Chapter 9

p118/119- Male to friends/almost family: arguing like equals

Chapter 10

p121 – Male cousin to Rathebe: objective, trying to take the lead and present himself

p122 – Male cousin to Father: Father is hinted as having dominance

P122 – Father to Rathebe: asking her her opinion on marriage, as equals basically

p124 – Arab man to Black man: very discriminative, both upset at each other, Arab sees himself higher worth

Chapter 11

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 12

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 13

p157: Ahmed to Rathebe: he talks semi-harshly to her, talking about school and the war

Chapter 14

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 15

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 16

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 17

p192: Elderly man to Rathebe: Talks gently to her, openly even though she’s a stranger

p194: Abakher to Rathebe: very kind and welcoming as his own daughter

p199: Osman to Rathebe: grateful, as though he was of lower class than her (Rathebe is doctor now)

Chapter 18

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 19

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 20

p223-227: Soldiers to Rathebe: She is nothing, they are superior.

p228: Osman to Rathebe: explaining her drastic event with the Soldiers. He explained he owed her a great deal of debt for saving his son’s life. As equals

p230: Osman to Rathebe’s Father: Hinted that Osman talks as if he is less than Rathebe’s father, possibly due to grief.

Chapter 21

No conversations containing men talking to men nor women.

Chapter 22

p239: Father to Rathebe/Family: Taking dominance in a time of dire despair

Chapter 23

p253: Kadiga’s Uncle to Rathebe: as if equals, though grief-struck

p256: Truck driver (Abdul) to Rathebe: as equals, though he is trying to get her money and therefore probably would seem nicer. They negotiated as well, showing they are on the same level.

Chapter 24

p262: Abdul to Rathebe: as equals, discussing life

p265: Agent to Rathebe: not much said, but she is skeptical of him

p267: Cab driver to agent: seem to be friends, talk as though equals

Chapter 25

p272: Police to Rathebe: seemily helpful, open

p273-275: “Spiky man” to Rathebe: very demanding and rude, but it is his job essentially

p276: Old Sudanese man to Rathebe: very kind and helpful, as equals again

Chapter 26

p282: Zaghawa man to Rathebe: shared stories, hinted at equal

p282: Sharif to Rathebe: happy, excited and helpful. Equals

Chapter 27

p292: David to Rathebe: encouraging, equals discussing her speaking out against violence against women

Chapter 28

p299: Police to Rathebe: Taking Sharif, almost seemed compassionate towards her

p299: David to Rathebe: equal emotions, concerning towards Sharif’s taking

p301: Police to Rathebe: more forceful than the last time, demanding even



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