Pg. 6 – Naming Ceremony: A child’s name must be announced to the tribe within 7 days of birth
Pg. 32 – The kids gather to play the “moon-bone” game while parents watched and cheered for their children.
Pg. 55 – Halima’s circumcision: A passage from girlhood to womanhood. The women of the tribe gather to celebrate and honor Halima in her coming right of passage.
Pg. 73 – The people of Hashma gather to watch the Khawajat, or white people.
Pg. 102 –The Zaghawa people gather every night to watch the TV.
Pg. 113-144: Halima’s families each hold a celebration to honor here success in school.
Pg. 117: The Wedding: The family travels to a neighboring village in order to attend their cousin’s wedding. An extravagant bride-price has been made, the head-shaving ritual has taken place, and the well known tricks and fighting for more bride-price take place. Wihtout fighting the Zighawa people would find the wedding boring
Pg. 131: The community attends the burial of Halima’s grandfather. A muslim must be buried on the day of his death
Pg. 169 – Many people of the tribe gather to receive help from and witness the healing power of Halima.
Pg. 248: Those remaining in the tribe gather for supper. They would listen to the stories of their tribe members and allow the collective mourning to continue.
Pg. 284 – The Zaghawa people in England bring gifts and celebrate Halima’s presence in the new community and the marriage between Sharif and her.
Pg. 290 – Halima holds her own naming ceremony for her first-born son.
Pg. 294 – People in England gather to her Halima’s story on the horrors of Sudan, and help take a stand against her deportation.