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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Mama Beatrice



Character Profile ­ Mama Beatrice
"Her Igbo words were low and calming." She speaks quietly, part of her subservient attitude towards her
husband

"She spoke the way a bird eats, in small amounts"
This is a juxtaposition because the bird symbolises freedom yet…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: Mama Beatrice

Mama has no use for logic and "university talk", and buys into the patriarchal paradigm. This contrasts with
Ifeoma, who refuses to submit to her brother's will.




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