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Girl Named Disaster, A

By: Scholastic

Type: Novel - Hardcover

Product Line: Fiction (Scholastic)

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Product Info

Title
Girl Named Disaster, A
Publisher
Product Line
Category
Author
Nancy Farmer
Publish Year
2003
Pages
310
Dimensions
6x9x.9"
NKG Part #
2148711968
Type
Novel - Hardcover

Description

Nhamo, an 11-year-old Shona girl living in Mozambique in 1981, life is filled with the traditions of her village people. When family circumstances, a ngozi (angry spirit), and a cholera epidemic force her into a horrible marriage, she flees with only her grandmother's blessings, some gold nuggets, and many survival skills. Still, what should have been a two-day boat trip across the border to her father's family in Zimbabwe spans a year. Daily conversations with spirits help to combat her loneliness and provide her with sage and practical advice. The most incredible leg of her journey is spent on an island where Nhamo closely observes and is warily accepted by a baboon family only to have one of them destroy her shelter and food supply. She makes mistakes, loses heart, and nearly dies of starvation. Even after she arrives in Zimbabwe where she lives with scientists before meeting her father's family, Nhamo must learn to survive in civilization and exorcise the demons that haunt her.

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