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What is the significance of hands in Mama Day By Gloria Naylor?

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Hands are a very significant body part throughout this novel, and seem to symbolise both power and self-awareness. Note how Mama Day is described early on in the novel:

She could walk through a lightning storm without being touched; grab a bolt of lightning in the palm of her hand; use the heat of lightning to start the kindling going under her medicine pot. She turned the moon into salve, the stars into swaddling cloth, and healed...

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