Housegirl Setting

Michael Donkor
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Adurubaa

Adurubaa is where Belinda's story begins and ends. It is Belinda's childhood home where she lived with her mother, and it is where she tells the taxi driver to take her after Mary's funeral concludes. Growing up, Belinda was not able to participate in the community, as her mother was an outcast as a prostitute and was not allowed to enter the village church. Belinda's mother has told her to imagine that Adurubaa has been washed away in a flood of biblical proportions, advising her to never come back once she is able to leave. She defies her mother's orders, and the novel draws to a close with her return.

Daban

Daban is the place that Belinda is the most comfortable in, and it is where she has the largest support network. Aunty and Uncle's house, the place where Belinda and Mary are employed, is located in this...

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