Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn - Study Guide Chapter 11 - Plenty Confidence Summary & Analysis

Karen McCarthy Brown
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In this chapter, Alourdes, Maggie, Karen, Big Daddy and Maggie's children arrive at Karen's new TriBeCa apartment in Manhattan to bless it. At the end of the blessing, Alourdes mentions to Karen that Maggie is going to 'kouche' (undergo the ritual initiation into Vodou) in July, and asks if Karen would like to do it as well. Karen decides that she wants to do it, because she wants to have confidence in herself the way Alourdes does. Karen, Maggie, and a man named Robert Gerard all gather at Alourdes's house to learn about the initiation rite. In July of 1981, they travel to Haiti and meet up with a Haitian woman named Mimose who will undergo the initiation as well. It is explained to these four that after the initiation, Alourdes will be their Vodou mother, and they will be...

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