11-9-06

11-9-06 - The Black Girl Mask is representative of herself...

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The Black Girl Mask is representative of herself and she gives it away and then regains it o Mask is a disguise that French aren’t seeing Africans as humans o Trophies collect other cultures—this has happened before o Exotic signifier of Africa mirrors treatment of woman Suicide as a solution o Becomes autonomous, takes control of her life and the only way to do that is suicide o Expectations of her life in France prevent her from being able to go back o It is better to die than to be a slave to a foreigner (connected to Guelwaar) o Can’t exchange her money for her morals Guelwaar Muslim and Christian division o Tension on the surface—Muslims won’t open the grave, Christians want to move Guelwaar to a Christian graveyard o Power dynamic, corruption as a leverage in his murder o His burial in the wrong cemetery maybe wasn’t a real mistake—cover up the murder o Between those who receive aid and those who oppose it o Similar origin and a cultural basis, but both religions come from different places
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