by Jamaica Kincaid
Girl: Symbols Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Girl? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why shouldn't Girl sing benna in Sunday school?
It's for men only
She has a bad voice
Q. What does the house symbolize?
A woman's reputation
Q. Why is clothing such a big deal?
Antiguans are very fashion-conscious
Clothes are expensive
It can reflect on your reputation
Men like well-dressed women
Q. What identifies the poem as being set in Antigua?
Food like pepperpot
Q. Which of these is likely to be the subject of a benna song?