Diamonds in the Shadow - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five Summary

The next morning, all four children get ready for school. Mopsy raids her mother's closet for clothes Alake will fit in, and thoroughly enjoys dressing her new friend. Everyone compliments Alake on how beautiful she looks in these Western clothes, except her parents who remain silent and barely even look at her. As soon as Mattu and Alake are out of the house, they become visibly tense. Jared explains that they live in a safe neighborhood. There are no warlords or man-eating lions to worry about. For the first time since arriving in America, Alake settles her eyes on something: Mopsy's cell phone. Meanwhile, the fifth refugee has been taken to his new home in Texas, where he is staying with two Sudanese refugees. In the middle of the night, the Sudanese refugees pack up their belongings and runaway, telling the...

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