A Girl Named Disaster - Chapter 41 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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Chapter 41 Summary

The ngana, who is Nhamo's great-grandfather, takes her into the mountains where her father is buried under a mountain. It is a beautiful place with streams of water and flowers blooming. The ngana tells Nhamo how her grandfather, the drunk, mean man at home who sleeps all day and fights with his wife, made a fortune in the chrome mines.

The old man tells her about her father, Proud Jongwe. He was an alcoholic, but he had big plans. The family did not approve of Nhamo's mother, and the grandfather disowned his son. So Proud came to this mountain and dug mines under it. One day, they collapsed with him inside.

Before they return to the mansion, her great-grandfather explains his views about the family totems. Their family totem is the leopard, which shocks Nhamo, because in her culture, a leopard marrying a leopard would be incest...

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