Baaba is Cobbe Otcher’s wife, Fiifi’s mother, and Effia’s adoptive mother. Resentful of having to take care of a daughter that is not her own, Baaba is extremely cruel to Effia and beats her frequently. Baaba eventually plots for Effia to marry British colonist James Collins so that she can rid herself of Effia, telling everyone that the girl is evil and cannot have children.
Baaba Quotes in Homegoing
The Homegoing quotes below are all either spoken by Baaba or refer to Baaba. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Homegoing published in 2017.).
Part 1: Effia Quotes
Baaba Character Timeline in Homegoing
The timeline below shows where the character Baaba appears in Homegoing. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Effia
Part 1: Quey
Part 1: James