Explain the importance of Maleeka's diary in influencing the events of the novel The Skin I'm In.

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Maleeka's writing allows her to explore a self with strength. She reverses her name to Aleekma, and in a sense, reverses her self-image by creating an alter-ego. Her character faces unspeakable horrors below decks in a slaver ship. No matter the conditions, she stays...

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