The Question and Answer section for The Woman Warrior is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Go back to the original predictions you made about the meaning of the chapter title, “Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe.” Then look specifically for references in the text to words such as “song,” “voice,” “flutes,” “sounds,” “silence,” and other related ide
I do not know what the original predictions you made were.
They were most afraid of saying or revealing the wrong thing, which would lead to deportation.
From the text:
"Some warriors had grown so crazy with revenge they even enjoyed killing women and children."