A friend of Hasina’s at the garment factory, she believes that trees have spirits and that sewing machines might too. She has five children and lives for them. Her husband did not want her to work but he gave in, buying her a burkha to wear when traveling to and from the factory. One month, when she is given a special sari by the factory executives for being the most productive employee, her husband beats her savagely.
Aleya Character Timeline in Brick Lane
The timeline below shows where the character Aleya appears in Brick Lane. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.