Summary

The short story “She Shall Not Be Moved” by Shereen Pandit deals with an incident on a bus. 

The narrator and her daughter, Mariam, get on the bus and then cannot move further inside because their path is blocked by a Somali woman with a pram. The narrator notices that two white women are sitting in the fold up seats in the place designated for prams and wheelchairs. Even though the women realize that they are causing a problem, they refuse to give up their seats for the Somali woman. 

The narrator decides not to say anything to the white women because she does not want to make a scene and risk being kicked off the bus. The driver of the bus finally intervenes, but instead of telling the white women to move, he yells at the Somali woman who ref...

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