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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from A Girl Named Disaster

Nancy Farmer
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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects 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.


Leopard - This killed Nhamo's mother and is also a totem of Nhamo's family and of her father.

Crocodile Guts' boat - This is what Nhamo uses to escape her home before her forced marriage.

Nhamo's village - This is what Nhamo left when nobody cared for her but her grandmother.

The trading post - Here Nhamo discovers a bit of the world outside of her home.

The river - This is like a clever trickster, keeping Nhamo from reaching her father's family in the soonest possible way.

The small island...

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