Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn - Chapter 5 - The Baka Made from Jealousy Summary & Analysis

Karen McCarthy Brown
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The narrative story moves on in this chapter, further into the life this time of Alourdes's mother, Philomise. Marie Noelsine is befriended by Madame Fouchard, the local store keeper in Port-de-Paix. Fouchard feeds Sina and gives her a place to rest whenever she comes to town to sell her goods at the market. Fouchard does this with the knowledge that these favors will oblige Sina to her, and when the time comes she can ask of her any favor she chooses. The day arrives when a "baka" (an evil spirit, in this case, a two legged horse which stands straight like a man) visits Madame Fouchard in the middle of the night. She understands that she must close up shop and immediately leave town. This occurs right around the time when Sina must...

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