Breath, Eyes, Memory - Book 3, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 15 Summary

At dinner, Grandme Ifé asks if Sophie's mother still cooks Haitian food. Sophie says she does not know. Ifé lowers her eyes. Then, Ifé and Atie have an argument about Atie's reading lessons, which apparently occur at night, and far away. Ifé says Atie is like a devil, the way she goes about so free in the night. Atie says she was not born being able to read. Ifé says most people are born with everything they need. Atie says she was born short of her share. Ifé says Atie can complain to her makers when she meets them in Guinea. Atie says they can hear her from here, and yells at them right there at the kitchen table. Ifé is shocked.

Finally, Ifé asks Atie to read to them before she goes. Atie reads the poem Sophie wrote on that Mother's Day card to...

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