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God's Bits of Wood - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

"Thies - Maimouna" In the aftermath of the battle (in which seven workers were killed), Bakayoko's co-leaders Doudou and Lahbib struggle to maintain order, and suggest that there be no further action that day, since management clearly doesn't want to negotiate. They plan to meet early the following morning and set guards around the union offices. At the same time, Maimouna (who doesn't know that the body of her second twin was carried away with the other dead) gropes her way (with her child) out of the market, encountering a group of young apprentices (led by Magatte) and asking for their help in finding her way to Dieynaba's house. Magatte orders Dieynaba's son Gorgui to help Maimouna. When there, Dieynaba tends to Maimouna's wounds.

Meanwhile, a manager of the railway, a white Frenchman named Dejean, assures his superiors that while there was a confrontation at...

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