Children of Blood and Bone Quotes

Tomi Adeyemi
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It's a system that served Orisha well once, but since the Raid it's no more than a state-sanctioned death sentence. An excuse to round up my people, as if the monarchy ever needed one. With all the Diviners left orphaned from the Raid, we are the ones who can't afford the monarchy's high tazes. We are the true targets of every tax raise."
-- Zelie (chapter 2)

Importance: In this quote, Zelie is explaining the forced labor camps that are designed to keep the Maji in indentured servitude, It is important because it explains the structure of the society in which she lives in, which is systemically racist.

You must protect those who can't defend themselves, Mama Agba's words from this morning seep into my head. I picture her stern gaze. That is the way of the staff.
-- Zelie (chapter 5)

Importance: In this quote, Zelie remembers Mama Agba's words when Amari approaches her in the capital and asks...

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