The Question and Answer section for The Color Purple is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Lucious is Celie and Nettie's younger brother.
Celie was made stronger by her ability to creatively express herself, her belief in God, and the ability to tell her own story.
I read this a long time ago but I thought it was Nettie that went to Africa. Nettie writes to Celie. Are you referring to Nettie's letters?