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A Girl Named Disaster - Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 39 Summary

It is time for Nhamo to meet her family. Sister Gladys takes her up to a mansion; the two doctors stay behind, because they don't want to offend the family, as they are white skinned. Nhamo is amazed at such a huge house, with a doorbell, and a servant. They are led into a parlor where they meet Nhamo's aunt. She is not warm and welcoming, and she tells them to come back at 5:00 when her husband will be home. They go back to find the doctors, Sister Gladys fuming at the aunt's disinterest in Nhamo.

At 5:00, they all go back, including Dr. van Heerden and Dr. Mazuku, since they are pretty sure their white faces won't matter now. A large crowd of relatives seems to have heard about this girl, and they are gathered at the house. Nhamo's uncle is there this time, and he seems...

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