This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Nhamo - This character's name means "disaster."
Aunt Chipo - When her sister dies, this character is forced to raise her niece, whom she does not like.
Masvita - This character is good friends with her cousin and is seen as the perfect counterpart to her strange cousin.
Uncle Kufa - This character takes the advice to marry his niece to the brother of a dead man.
Grandmother or Ambuya - This character adores the main character and arranges for her to escape the village before she can be married away...
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