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Essay heading: "Everyday use" by Alice Walker
 
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Date added: June 7, 2001
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She adopted a fashionable African clothing and hairstyle. " A dress down to the ground? yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun. Earrings gold, too?Bracelets dangling and making noises?" Her hair, "stands straight up like the wool on a sheep." (183, Walker). This is how Mrs. Johnson describes her daughter?s new appearance...
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This is how Mrs. Johnson describes her daughter?s new appearance. Although Mrs. Johnson does not disapprove of Dee's new African fashion she is not comfortable with it. Dee had taken on the task to flash her African roots while she failed to understand the true meaning of her heritage. Dee makes the mistake of believing that one's heritage is something that one puts on to display...
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She adopted a fashionable African clothing and hairstyle. " A dress down to the ground? yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun. Earrings gold, too?Bracelets dangling and making noises?" Her hair, "stands straight up like the wool on a sheep...
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