A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story - Chapters Seventeen - Eighteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Seventeen - Eighteen Summary

Chapter Seventeen. Southern Sudan, 2009. Nya is unable to guess what the men in her village are going to build, and her father tells her that they will build a school. He says that since the village will have a well, no one will have to fetch water from the pond any longer, and all the children will be able to go to school. When Nya asks him if that means the girls too, her father smiles and tells her yes. Nya is overjoyed that she will soon learn to read and write.

Sudan and Rochester, New York, 2003 - 2007. When Salva reaches the clinic, he is taken to see the man named Mawien Dut Ariik. He looks older, but Salva recognizes him as his father immediately. When Salva introduces himself, his father cannot believe it is possible, but...

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