A Girl Named Disaster - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 10 Summary

Masvita, Aunt Chipo, and Aunt Shuvai's baby are sent to Vatete's village. The rest of the women stay to care for Grandmother. Nhamo stays too, although the women virtually ignore her. As long as they stay there, however, Nhamo feels safe, because the porch is not the awful husband she will be forced to marry to satisfy the spirit. Eventually, though, Uncle Kufa decides Grandmother is well enough to travel, and Nhamo realizes her fate is about to unfold. She cries herself sick. The trader's wife, Rosa, cares for Nhamo and sees what is going on. She wants to let Nhamo stay with them as their own daughter. She and her husband are Catholic and believe the muvuki is a fraud. They try to convince Uncle Kufa to let Nhamo stay, using bribes and arguments, but he refuses.

Rosa is ready to bring in rebel soldiers to...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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