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   Mud City

Mud City

Author: Ellis, Deborah Set In . . .
 Asia, Pakistan, Peshawar
Genre: Young Adult
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 2003
Description: Shauzia had asked that question so many times that the woman in Mrs. Weera's hut didn't even look up. She simply raised an arm and pointed at the door."All right, I'm going," Shauzia said. "But I'm not going far. I'll sit in the doorway until she comes back.But the woman at the makeshift table was absorbed in her work. Not only was this the office for the Widows' Compound, the section of the refugee camp where widows and their children lived. It was also the office for a secret women's organization that operated on the other side of the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. The Taliban were still in power there. Mrs. Weera's organization ran secret schools, clinics and a magazine.Shauzia was tempted to jump onto the table and kick the papers onto the dirt floor, just to get a reaction. Instead, she went outside and plunked herself down beside the doorway, her back
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