The Breadwinner

by

Deborah Ellis

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Nan Term Timeline in The Breadwinner

The timeline below shows where the term Nan appears in The Breadwinner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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...trouble for not acting like a woman. She decides to buy her 10 loaves of nan first, since the baker’s stall opens onto the street. After, she heads for the produce... (full context)
Afghanistan, History, and Pride Theme Icon
Gender Relations Theme Icon
Family and Friendship Theme Icon
Parvana holds the nan to her chest and runs as fast as she can. She runs straight into a... (full context)
Afghanistan, History, and Pride Theme Icon
Family and Friendship Theme Icon
Agency, Maturity, and Childhood Theme Icon
Nooria takes the nan and asks why Parvana didn’t buy anything else, but Mrs. Weera throws off her burqa... (full context)
Chapter 11
Family and Friendship Theme Icon
Agency, Maturity, and Childhood Theme Icon
Surprisingly, Nooria backs Parvana up. She points out that they can afford nan, rice, and tea, but they can’t pay rent or buy fuel for the lamps. Mother... (full context)