Everyday Use by Alice Walker

Everyday Use by Alice Walker

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  • Wa.su.zo.Tean.o!
  • No. Mama. Not 'Dee', Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo
  • I couldn't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me.
  • Well. Dee.
  • What happened to "Dee"?
  • I can use the chute top as a centerpiece for the alcove table.
  • I'll think of something artistic to do with the dasher.
  • Pretend they are all sitting on chairs
  • Can I have these old quilts?
  • I promised to give them quilts to Maggie, for when she marries John Thomas.
  • Maggie can't appreciate these quilts! She'd probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use.
  • No. Take one or two of the others
  • She can have them, Mama. "I can 'member Grandma Dee without the quilts
  • You just don't understand your heritage
  • You ought to try to make something of yourself, too, Maggie. It's really a new day for us. But from the way you and Mama still live you'd never know it.
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