Ruined Symbols & Objects

Lynn Nottage
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Mama Nadi's Lipstick

Early in the play, Mama Nadi puts bright lipstick (recently brought to her by Christian) on her mouth. It's one of the few points in the play where she does something that might be described as frivolous for herself. Shortly afterwards, she puts some of that same lipstick on Sophie in an effort to cheer her up.

Mama Nadi's Lockbox

Mama Nadi keeps her money and other precious possessions in a secure, carefully guarded lock-box. Among those possessions: a raw, uncut diamond.

Mama Nadi's Diamond

Among the valuables that Mama Nadi keeps in her lock-box is a raw, uncut and unpolished diamond, given to her for safekeeping by a rebel. She eventually chooses to give it to diamond merchant Mr. Harari so that he can sell it and use the proceeds to help Sophie get the operation that will restore her reproductive organs. Circumstances...

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