A Girl Named Disaster Setting & Symbolism

Nancy Farmer
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Leopard

A leopard killed Nhamo's mother. When the leopard appears in the village again, it is not easily forgotten. The people in the village think it is coming for Nhamo. It is also a totem of Nhamo's family and of her father. Her great-grandfather tells her he thinks the leopard that came to her was really her father's spirit trying to driver Nhamo away from her village to find his family, to reunite her with her father's spirit, and to help her find her future.

Crocodile Guts' boat

Not only was this the boat Nhamo used to escape, but it connects Nhamo with Crocodile Gus' spirit, which helps her navigate the river and keep the boat repaired so she can make her journey.

Nhamo's village

Nobody wants to leave their childhood home. A familiar place, in reality it is not an especially safe place for a girl with...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
A Girl Named Disaster from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.