Exit West


Mohsin Hamid

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Saeed’s Boss Character Analysis

A kind man who runs a company that sells outdoor advertisements to local companies. Unfortunately, it isn’t long before Saeed’s boss has to cease operations because the radical militants have driven prospective clients either out of the country or out of business. When he lets his workers go, he does so with teary eyes, promising that they’ll have their job backs if the company ever opens its doors again.
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Saeed’s Boss Character Timeline in Exit West

The timeline below shows where the character Saeed’s Boss appears in Exit West. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Borders, Division, and Fear Theme Icon
Escape Theme Icon
...the younger employees at his agency, which sells outdoor advertising placements to local companies, his boss has taken a liking to him, which is why he asked him to pitch the... (full context)
Chapter 4
Love and Connection Theme Icon
...her life, she wonders in vain what happened to her family. During this time, Saeed’s boss is forced to go out of business, tearfully promising his employees that they’ll have jobs... (full context)