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A Girl Named Disaster Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 40 Summary

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 40 Summary

Arrangements are made and Nhamo is to live with the Jongwe family. Dr. Mazuku reminds Nhamo that they care for her and she can come back to Efifi any time. For now she will live here. Nhamo's aunt, Edina Jongwe, puts her in the care of servants, which Nhamo realizes is where her aunt's own children live too.

Nhamo befriends another wife's child, whose name is Clever. He is teased and abused by Edina's children, because Edina is the first wife. Nhamo identifies with him and treats him equally. She tells him a story one day about an elephant with two wives, one a hyena and one a jackal. The jackal plays a trick on the hyena who ends up hunted and killed. The nganga overhears her telling Clever this story and thinks she is clever herself. He tells her they are going to see her father...

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