A Girl Named Disaster - Study Guide Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Nhamo spends a time on this rock of an island. She realizes she has ended up in the Lake Cabora Bassa. She is not sure what to do, so she gets out her picture of her mother to talk with. She even sets up her pretend tea as they talk. Nhamo tells a story to distract herself. This one is about a man with many sons but no money to buy them wives. He dies, leaving them instructions how to use the bull to communicate with him. One son, named Useless, decides that he should jump in the river. The other sons figure he will drown and there will be one less mouth to feed. Useless does jump in the river and they never see him again, until one day he appears to his mother with his njuzu bride. Useless had become a nganga, a wise healer...

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