- Where is Sophie? Where is she going? Why does she get to sit with the driver?
- Why does Louise want to sell her pig?
- How are Louise and Atie related?
- What does Sophie do in the United States?
- What is Sophie’s full name? How old is she?
- What has Atie learned to do in Sophie’s absence?
- Has Sophie’s mother, Martine, met Brigitte?
- What does Ifé mean when she says, “that we can visit with all our kin, simply by looking into this face”?
- Why does Ifé always wear black?
- How does Ifé feel about Atie’s reading lessons?
- What poem does Atie recite to Sophie? Why?
- Why does Sophie wonder if Brigitte will inherit some of her problems?
- What is the significance of Erzulie?
- What do you learn about Martine’s disease?
- What is the maché?
- What does Louise do?
- What happens to Dessalines, the coal vendor?
- What is Ifé hinting at about Atie when she talks to Sophie?