Little Bee (The Other Hand)
Language and Communication Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
"I said I thought maybe I would carry on Andrew's work. You know, read through his notes. Find out a bit more about detention centers. Maybe even, I don't know, write the book myself." (9.163)
This reminds us a lot of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 bestseller The Help, which shows how telling and publishing forbidden stories can help create more just societies. Sarah too becomes a foil for Andrew and his loss of faith in the power of words.
I smiled at Sarah. "Let us go and collect stories." (11.150)
Sarah and Little Bee's work interviewing victims of oil company atrocities in Nigeria is really dangerous. But, at this point, both women are determined to help as many other people as possible. Collecting stories is also part of continuing the work Andrew started before he died. Continuing his work is a kind of living changing memorial to him and the good intentions he had in his heart.