Dialectical Journal Of Najmah And Nusrat

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n chapter 23, the important decision that Najmah makes about her future is where she will go now after she reunited with her brother and found out what happened to the rest of their family. Nusrat and her family mostly think that Najmah and Nur should either stay with them or go to New York and start a new life. Najmah and Nur do not think this is the right future for them. They believe that they must head back to their village in Golestan and make a living there. One example from the book is stated on page 256. " 'We have no choice but to return to Golestan, ' says Nur quietly. 'Uncle or someone else will surely take our land if we don 't go back. It was our father 's last wish that we should keep our farm from the hands of the taliban or…show more content…
It is where our father ' father and his father 's father and so many generations before made their lives, and it is our duty to make our life there and the lives of our children and our children 's…show more content…
This is a matter of greatest hinder to us. We must do everything to obey our father 's wishes, no matter the cost. If we do not, we may as well die. '"(page 256)This quote shows how Najmah and Nur feel about honoring their father. They want to continue their family 's tradition and live in their homeland for the rest of their lives. The quote also shows how loyal they are to their father and how almost nothing can change their mind. The other reason Najmah wants to leave to go to Golestan is because she feels she has put Nusrat in danger while she is in danger. "I have grown used to feeling safe with Bibi Nusrat, and my heart feels leadin when I realize that Nur and I are in danger again, and because of us, Bibi Nusrat is also in danger.(page 257)" Najmah feels as if she is putting Nusrat a life on the line when she goes with her any where now. Najmah 's solution to that is to leave her so no one will get hurt. Other people in Nusrat 's family do not support the idea of Najmah and Nur leaving but they still want to help. " 'From Mazar-i-Sharif, general Durrani 's men will take you on to Kunduz, ' Sultan says. 'It will still be dangerous, but having them protect you is the
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