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Laila remembered another fight, and, that time, Mammy had stood over Babi and said in a mincing way,That's your business, isn't it, cousin? To make nothing your business. Even your own sons going to war. Howl pleaded with you. Bui you buried your nose in those cursed books and let our sons go like they were a pair of haramis.

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  • But who is say isn't is ,cousin? – user361849 Oct 2 '19 at 4:57
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    Mammy had stood over Babi and said … I find nothing confusing about this. It's Mammy who's talking. Perhaps the remaining sentences are unclear as to speaker versus narrator, but there's nothing unclear about who saying That's your business, isn't it, cousin? – Jason Bassford Oct 6 '19 at 19:53
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I just Googled the first phrase and found it here, where it's clear (because it's in italics) that all of it after 'a mincing way' is spoken by Mammy. Laila is remembering Mammy saying it.

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  • Who said isn't cousin? – user361849 Oct 2 '19 at 5:34
  • Click on the link in my answer and you will see that - as I said - all of it after 'a mincing way' is spoken by Mammy. That is why it is in italics. – Old Brixtonian Oct 2 '19 at 6:09

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