Brown Mama Lola Chapter 5

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Karen McCarthy Brown Karen McCarthy Brown Mama Lola Mama Lola Chapter 5 Chapter 5
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Focus of Chapter Focus of Chapter How evil Vodou spirits destroy family and community relations
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Baka Baka A Baka is an evil spirit that appears in a real form. Baka bring together things that should never be brought together. In an earlier chapter we read about Mama Lola admonishing the author for putting money on the bed.
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This chapter recounts the story of Mama Lola’s ancestors, one of whom was visited by a Baka of jealousy.
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The story revolves around the lives of Elsa and Claude Fouchard who were owners of the largest store in the town of Port-de- Paix. The Fouchards were visited by a Baka, in the form of a two-legged horse (resembling a man standing up) in the middle of the night.
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Elsa Fouchard saw a glimpse of the horse Baka and sensed something was wrong. Years later Elsa would remember the rotten-sweet smell that came from the breath of the Baka.
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The Fouchards The Fouchards The Fouchards were newcomers to the town of Port-de-Paix. They were considered strangers but nobody called them that to their face. They owned the largest store in town and made money of the people. It was the wife Elsa who really ran the business.
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Marie Noelsine Joseph, or Sina, one of Mama Lola’s ancestors was befriended by Elsa Fouchard, because Mary brought her produce that was superior to what others brought. Elsa would give food to Sina knowing that Marie was pregnant.
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Elsa’s ulterior motive in feeding Sina was to ‘baptize’ her yet to be born and keep her for herself, a restavek (a stay-with child). When the Baka visited the Fouchard family, they
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course RLST 012 taught by Professor Hamid during the Winter '08 term at UC Riverside.

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