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Kiss the Dust Kiss the dust by Elizabeth Laird is a story about a young Kurdistan girl names Tara Her life is challenged by having to escape from Baghdad because her father is a member of the Pesh Murgas She has to move from Baghdad to the mountains of Iran Tara has to adapt to her new surroundings and struggles to survive through each day Tara is forced to adapt to her new surroundings when her family flees to the mountains of Kurdistan Following there escape to the mountains Tara has to do without many of her old luxuries in life Unlike her old home where if she wanted water she could just go to the sink to get some in the mountains there is no running water Therefore Tara has to go to the spring and carry they heavy water back to her cabin if she wants water for anything Secondly she no longer has the convenience of being able to sleep in a big lush comfortable bed She now has to sleep on the hard cold floor with the rest of her family Finally Tara has to do without her old normal every day appliances For instance it now takes hours for their samovar to heat up when before she had to convenience of a microwave or oven that only took a short amount of time to heat or cook her food Even through the struggle to adapt to her new surroundings she learns to become accustomed to her new ways of life Tarass new life in Kurdistan was completely different then that of her old life in Iran For example in the mountains of Kurdistan women had to wear specific clothing The women all had to wear a navy scarf and a gray floor length coat with buttons running all the way down the front over there own clothesPg201 Women in the Kurdistanian camp were also expected to
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