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A girl named Disaster

by Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Farmer, Nancy, R Newbery Honor 1997, Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Teen

Additional Details

While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

Community Reviews

great story with apparently good info re Africa

The story is very engaging but along the way, readers will pick up a good, though introductory sense of some aspects of life, history, etc. in the southern part of Africa: presence of Portuguese in the region, difficulties due to wars for independence, difficulties faced by girls and women in traditional society, other aspects of traditional societies in that region as well.

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