>>I've recently seen Maryam taking the good from her father's culture and class and I like that, but I don't recall seeing her doing the same thing from her mother's culture and class.<<
She doesn't have
as much of her mother's culture. England is all around her. All she has of Africa is what the abducted ancestors were able to pass down in a non-favorable environment. "Coils and Brass
" and "Songs from a Different Shore" touch on aspects of maternal culture. "A Keen Eye for Alchemy
" shows Maryam interacting with the earthworkers, who are considerably lower class than most alchemists.
>> Perhaps this is just an accident of coincidence, but if not, and if you're looking for a direction to expand and haven't considered that one, you might keep it in mind.<<
More exploration in this direction is welcome. It's just challenging to find bits that will work, because so much gets lost in transit when people are abducted and enslaved. Nether-Britain does have a somewhat more open racial atmosphere compared to our historic-Britain, though. I'd say, look for more examples of what things have survived, either among African-British or African-American folks, and prompt for those.