Tears of the Desert – Clothing

Chapter One:

  • pg.5 – trousers
  • pg.5 – unwashed uniforms
  • pg.7 – women wore ‘topes’ (long robes of a fine chiffon material – decorated with all the colors of the rainbow) 🙂
  • pg.7 – men wore ‘imah’ (white robes and white turban)
  • pg.10 – men wore a traditional Zaghawa dagger
  • pg.10 – hijabs (leather pouches around the waist)
  • pg.11 – grandma Sumah wore a dagger – though women were not suppose to

Chapter Two:

  • pg.18 – Halima & Kadiga wore plain cotton dresses
  • pg.19 – Bride would wear a red tope, and a red headscarf

Chapter Three:

  • pg.31 – Used clothes for entertainment

Chapter Four:

  • pg.45 – raggedy clothes

Chapter Five:

  • pg.55 – special ceremony clothing
  • pg.58 – clothing the circumsized child
  • pg.60 – village schools had no school uniforms
  • pg. 61 – Halima’s fustan (school uniform  – beige & white)
  • pg.61 – Muslim headscarf
  • pg.61 – black leather shoes (clothes?)
  • pg.64 – unifrom

Chapter Six:

  • pg.72 – tidiness was a must at school

Chapter Seven:

  • pg.91 – ripped clothing

Chapter Eight:

  • pg.100 – smart uniform

Clothes Nine:

  • pg. 107 – wedding attire in the Arabic Community vs. Zaghawa tribe
  • pg.114 – plastic uniform rulers

Chapters Ten:

  • pg.117 – nice clothing would be ruined if she sat at the back of the truck
  • pg.117 – bought a new set of  clothes for the bribe’s family members
  • pg.118 – the bride’s family was dressed in their fine clothing
  • pg.119 – Sharif was dressed in a boring old robe
  • pg.120 – she wants to marry a man who wears smart suits and a tie

Chapter Eleven:

  • pg.131 – white robes for mourning
  • pg.131 – the dead was wrapped in  white, perfumed robes
  • pg.132 – the white robe is used to tower the body into the ground
  • pg.133 – Halima was given a whole new wardrobe

Chapter Twelve:

  • pg.137 – University clothes
  • pg.148 – police officers in plainclothes – colleagues in khaki uniform

Chapter Thirteen, Chapter Fourteen, & Chapter Fifteen – No Discussion of Clothing

Chapter Sixteen:

  • pg.180 – paralyzed young boy in school uniform
  • pg.183 – uniformed officers took Dr. Bashir

Chapter Seventeen: No Discussion

Chapter Eighteen:

  • pg. 203 – wounded man wore a robe
  • pg.207 – belt
  • pg.209 – school girls in Mazkhabad wore ‘nyangours’ (a long standard dress)
  • pg.209 – ripped nyangours

Chapter Nineteen:

  • pg.212 – sad father used his robe to wipe away tears
  • pg.220 – smartly dressed U.N officers

Chapter Twenty:

  • pg.222 – scuffy khaki uniforms
  • pg.222 – white medical tunic
  • pg.226 – trousers
  • pg.226 – dirty uniform
  • pg.226 – blouse
  • pg.228 – dirty, bloody clothing

Chapter Twenty-One: No Discussion

Chapter Twenty-Two:

  • pg.245 – traditional white robes/white headscarfs (Zaghawa men)

Chapter Twenty-Three: No Discussion

Chapter Twenty-Four:

  • pg.266 – spare tope
  • pg.268 – Gulf Arabs wore traditional robes
  • pg.268 – Flight Attendent wore smart blue uniform

Chapter Twenty-Five:

  • pg.271 – cloak kept her warm
  • pg.272 – big black jacket
  • pg. 276 – old man dressed smartly in a jacket and tie
  • pg.277 – learned hot to was her clothes (washer & dryer)

Chapter Twenty-Six:

  • pg. 284 – given a new dress in Southampton
  • pg.284 – Sharif & friends shared clothes 🙂

Chapter Twenty-Seven:

  • pg.287 – she bought girl baby clothes
  • pg.290 – they dressed little Mo in girl clothes 🙂

Chapter Twenty-Eight:

  • pg.301 – London police officers in uniforms
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