The story of Shyima's enslavement and freedom.
At the beginning Shyima is happy and loves her younger siblings. But as her parents give her up to her captors she becomes submissive and tries not to be happy but to just get through the next day. Later in America she only submits more to the power of her captors now that she is the only one "employed".
In this book it talks about what happened during 9-1. mostly about how Shyima's captors are afraid of their religion. They try to keep it a secret and make their children hide it too.
This relates to 9-11 because of how Arabic people were looke down upon during this time.
It was wrong but still people didn't understand
Man Vs Society
Shyima is caught fighting the social things that keep her down such as how common slavery in Egypt.
Man Vs Man
Shyima is forced to deal with her abusive captors throughout the story.