Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn - Study Guide Chapter 3 - Raise That Woman's Petticoat Summary & Analysis

Karen McCarthy Brown
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Again we are back to the narrative, "fictitious" story of the Mauvant family. This time we learn about Alourdes's Grandmother, Marie Noelsine. When she first meets Alphonse Macena, she is just a girl of fifteen. According to legend, she is so beautiful that he almost faints the first time he sees her. He is a "grimo," or white-skinned man, who comes to town alone, speaking of having broken with his family. Joseph Binbin Mauvant does not like Macena at first, as most people do not, but when "Sina," as Macena calls her, becomes pregnant, Mauvant and the men from the community build him a hut in the compound. Alourdes's mother, Philomise, is the third child born to them. The relationship between Sina and Alphonse Macena does not last long because he does not carry his...

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