Praisesong for the Widow - Part III: Lave Tete; Chapter 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Part III: Lave Tete; Chapter 3-4 Summary

Lebert brings Avey coconut water with a bit of his prized rum, and she instantly feels better, deeply cooled by the nurturing drink, and he assures her, although she doesn't know she needs the assurance, that she is not the only one who doesn't know her nation. He assures her, in fact, that is the very reason that he begs pardon for all of those who don't know they need it when he is praying to the Old Parents every year. So, still trying to get her to latch on to some tribal identity, he starts naming songs and dances she might know, until she finally identifies the Juba as a dance she has heard of. He is so relieved he has to sit down. Recovering, he demonstrates it for her, moving just...

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