After raising her daughters with “the simple values of honesty, compassion, and the protection of [their] honor,” Rasha’s mother suddenly finds herself detained without charge alongside them in a New Jersey jail after September 11. She is frightened and frail in detention, and although she grows close to a few of the other inmates, Rasha and Reem focus their energies on looking out for her.
Rasha’s mother Character Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
The timeline below shows where the character Rasha’s mother appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...works his way up at a discount clothing store in New York. Rasha asks her mother about Christmas and learns about her Muslim identity—while the family is not devout, Rasha’s mother... (full context)