The Secret Life of Bees

In the book, The Secret Life of Bees, who is the Black Madonna?

im trying to find out was august boatwright or rosaleen the black madonna and what does it represent

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The Black Madonna is a symbol of her mother. The picture Lily finds of the Madonna is symbolic of her own mother. Over the course of the novel, Lily uses the symbol to find out about her mother..... and finds August, her surrogate mother, along the way.


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