Homegoing - Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Yaa Gyasi
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Marjorie – Narration describes how Marjorie, a young woman in her mid-teens, arrives in Cape Coast to visit her grandmother, once referred to as Crazy Woman and now referred to as Old Lady. Narration also describes how, because of the scars on her father and grandmother and because she had none, Marjorie refused to admit to having pain of any sort; how Marjorie’s father and mother once lived in Alabama, but moved back to Ghana; and how much Marjorie loves chocolate, her grandmother joking how she “must have been birthed from a cocoa nut” (266). On a visit to the beach, part of their regular ritual when Marjorie visits, Old Lady first confirms that Marjorie is wearing the necklace (the black stone passed down in her family from generation to generation, which had only just been given to Marjorie by her father), and then...

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