"Each stone chosen and given in memory of a woman to her daughter. So that their spirits would be recalled each time the stone was held, warmed by a human hand, and cast on the ground to ask for help. And as the names emerged from the shadows, I saw how my father had destroyed my mother" (chapter, 'Stones').
"Maybe there was a reason things happened the way they did with Osman on those three nights."
"The coffee plantation at Rofathane is yours. It is there." [Prologue]
"I passed through the ruined groves of the coffee plantation that by then was mine. Not in law, not by right. Customary law would probably deem it to belong to Alpha, Asana's son. But it was mine if I wished, simply because I was the last person with the power to do anything with it."
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