To Da-duh in Memoriam Discussion Questions

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Find out more about Barbados in the 1930s, including the riots of 1937. Does the story seem an accurate reflection of Barbados and its culture during that time?

Marshall wrote "To Da-duh, in Memoriam" about thirty years after her own experience in Barbados. How do you think this lapse of time might have affected her perception of these past events and relationships?

Read one of Marshall's works that features a Daduh character. Compare and contrast the portrayal of the grandmother character in these works.

Find a work of art that represents the story's setting for you. Write a response to this piece of art.

Research Barbadian history. Describe how slavery and colonialism affected the island's development.

Examine Da-duh's role as an "ancestor figure."

Comment on Marshall's statement in the introduction: "I had come into the world not only to love her and to...

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