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A Girl Named Disaster Character Descriptions

Nancy Farmer
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Character Descriptions

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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This section contains 420 words
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