Girl

by

Jamaica Kincaid

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An Amerindian meat stew that is popular in Guyana and the Caribbean. The dish, which is seasoned with cinnamon, hot peppers and cassareep (a hot, black liquid made from cassava) is usually served on special occasions, such as Christmas. Beef is most commonly used as the meat, but mutton and pork are occasionally used instead.

Pepper Pot Quotes in Girl

The Girl quotes below are all either spoken by Pepper Pot or refer to Pepper Pot. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Farrar, Straus and Giroux edition of Girl published in 1983.
Girl Quotes

This is how to make a bread pudding; this is how to make doukona; this is how to make pepper pot; this is how to make a good medicine for a cold; this is how to make a good medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child.

Related Characters: Mother (speaker), Girl
Page Number: 5
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