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The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff Summary
Alice Walker

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The Revenge of Hannah Kemhuff Summary

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Rosie Tante

A known rootworker who has been around a long time. Rosie Tante practices rootworking and is teaching the trade to her apprentice. Rosie Tante is very knowledgeable and keeps files on black people who may or may not come to her. She is well-versed in curse-prayers and healing, and for a price she uses her powers to do their will.

The Apprentice

The narrator of this short story. She is in the process of learning the rootworking trade. She is the one who, on Hannah Kemhuff's behalf, finally confronts Miss Sadler/Mrs. Holley and helps cause Miss Sadler/Mrs. Holley's eventual suffering and downfall.

Hannah Kemhuff

Hannah Kemhuff is the one in need of the rootworkers' services. She has come seeking vengeance on Miss Sadler/Mrs. Holley for the wrong that was done by her years ago during the Depression. Hannah is a rundown woman who has...

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