In dees case renamingis a way of interfacing to the

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in Dee’s case, renaming—is a way of interfacing to the past and an sign of the liquid nature of character. Walker doesn’t tell us the meaning of Maggie’s name, and Mama’s name is never given, but we know that these two characters are perpetual and have solid ties to their legacy. Dee, on the other hand, endeavors to convert herself and grasp what she considers her genuine legacy by receiving an African name. Her boyfriend, Hakim-a- barber, may have taken on his title for comparative reasons, as he developed to embrace Muslim ideas. Renaming may be a sign of these two characters’ endeavors to take off their genuine selves by taking on a modern personality which was commonly seen during this time in the “Black Power Movement. Dee accepts that the title Wangero holds more
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control and importance than Dee, the title passed down through at least 4 generations. to begin with of all, we can't offer assistance but address Dee's earnestness approximately her sudden appreciation for her ancient estate and everything in it. Or, or maybe, the
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