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"I lay on my pillow, whimpering, wondering how the termites knew I'd disobeyed my mother." Jibara, Page 11

"'Mami will be alright.' But none of us were comforted that easily, although by now we had learned not to make a fuss." Someone is Coming to Take Your Lap, Page 58

"That's part of being an imperialist. They expect us to do things their way, even in our country." The American Invasion of Macun, Page 73

"I'd never been to church and had never stopped to classify my thoughts into good ones and bad ones. But when she said that, I knew what she meant and also knew bad thoughts would be the only things on my mind all the way there and bad." Why Women Remain Jamona, Page 97

"Mami chuckled, her eyes twinkling at me to see if I understood what Dona Lola meant by 'when hens learn to pee.'...

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