A Girl Named Disaster - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 12 Summary

Aunt Chipo scolds Nhamo and treats her as rudely as ever, even implying that her marriage is Nhamo's way of getting out of her fair share of the work. After the others go to bed, Nhamo and Grandmother talk. Grandmother tells her that Aunt Chipo's possession at the muvuki's was a fake, because Chipo never liked Nhamo. She was jealous that Runako had a beautiful baby. Nhamo can't believe they thought her beautiful.

Grandmother urges Nhamo to set out on her journey. Nhamo is sad and afraid, but she goes. She's never been in a boat, and she doesn't really like the rocking sensation, but she continues to move forward, and by the time she is on her way, it is with a sense of exhilaration.

Chapter 12 Analysis

Grandmother's confessions serve to strengthen Nhamo's spirit, and her resolve to leave. Even though parting is horrible, they both...

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