Whenever Sira, Aminata’s mother went to help women deliver their babies, Aminata would go along too. She would watch and help her mother, eventually le...
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... and full of energy” (183). This is the first connection between Aminata and her first son Mamadu. It is a physical connection, between mother and son. Although Mamadu was sold from her, Aminata still feels connected to her son. “I looked again at the boy, and thought about how good it would have felt to have my own son alive and strong... I wondered what Mamadu would have looked like, if he had been allowed to stay with me” (327). Aminata thinks about him and his appearance and location. Aminata’s second child, May is born to her when Chekura is not with her. Nevertheless Aminata narrates, “I loved every inch of my daughter and worshipped every beat of her heart...” (345). This quote shows how Aminata loves and cares for May and has established a mother-daughter bond.
Hill, Lawrence. The Book of Negroes. Toronto, Ontario: HarperCollins, 2009. Print.
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