Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn - Study Guide Chapter 12 - Gede Summary & Analysis

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This chapter opens with Alourdes, Karen and a Jamaican woman named Mabel traveling to Jamaica and then onto Haiti in January of 1980. Alourdes has been hired to do some healing work for a woman in Kingston, as well as for Mabel's son. In Kingston, they meet Aunt Emma, who is devoutly attached to her bible. Alourdes tells the story of a potential client who is a member of a devil-worship group, and she explains that she is a Christian, who has nothing to do with Satan. Alourdes, Mabel and Karen travel to a large dairy farm in Kingston where Alourdes is to "treat" a parcel of land the owner needs to sell. They meet the owner, Cecile Shepherd, and Alourdes quickly discovers that the problem she has with her land is just the beginning of her troubles. We learn that the...

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