In chapter 5 “Ghost House” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo discusses the lives of some of the women in Annadawi. She discusses the upbringing, struggles, and family lives of Fatima, Zehrunisa, and Kehkashan.
Boo writes about Zehrunisa’s commitment to family “It’s easy to break a single bamboo stick, but when you bundle the sticks, you can’t even bend them” (147).
Which character drew your attention most, Fatima, Zehrunisa, or Kehkashan? Why?