Ruined - Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Lynn Nottage
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Pages 54 through 57 – As Josephine is getting rid of a hungover miner and Salima is sneaking some food, Christian rushes in and demands to see Mama Nadi. Salima goes out and, after a moment, Mama Nadi hurries in. The anxious Christian tells her that the white missionary (last referred to in Act 1, Scene 4) has been killed and mutilated by Osembenga’s soldiers who, Christian adds, believed that the missionary was aiding Kisembe. As he tells his story, Christian asks for whiskey, which the reluctant Mama Nadi gives him. Christian warns her that the killing of a white man and the nearness of the incident means that the soldiers are getting closer and that they are all in danger. Mama Nadi attempts to reassure him, but can’t: she is “overwhelmed”. “A dead pastor,” she says, “is just another dead man, and people see that...

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