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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Creator/NancyFarmer, about an 11-year-old girl from Mozambique named Nhamo.

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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Creator/NancyFarmer, about an 11-year-old girl Creator/NancyFarmer. While fleeing from Mozambique named Nhamo.
to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.


A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer, about an 11-year-old girl from Mozambique named Nhamo.

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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer, Creator/NancyFarmer, about an 11-year-old girl from Mozambique named Nhamo.

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* TheUnfavorite: Nhamo's aunt and uncle treat her as a burden, give her all the hardest chores, and are more than willing to marry her off to an abusive older man as payment for her father's crimes. It's also implied that Aunt Chipo was herself the Unfavorite of Ambuya's daughters.

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* TheUnfavorite: Nhamo's aunt and uncle treat her as a burden, give her all the hardest chores, and are more than willing to marry her off to an abusive older man as payment for her father's crimes. It's also implied that Aunt Chipo was herself the Unfavorite of Ambuya's daughters.daughters.
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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer. NeedsWikiMagicLove

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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer. NeedsWikiMagicLove
Farmer, about an 11-year-old girl from Mozambique named Nhamo.

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* TheEighties: The story begins in 1980, and recent historical events such as the Rhodesian Bush War and the presence of soldiers from the Mozambique Liberation Front influence the plot.


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* BringMyBrownPants: The first time she sees a landmine go off, Nhamo wets herself in fear.


* TheUnfavorite: Nhamo's aunt and uncle treat her as a burden, give her all the hardest chores, and are more than willing to marry her off to an abusive older man as payment for her father's crimes. It's also implied that Aunt Chipo was herself the Unfavorite of Ambuya's daughters, though not to the same degree as Nhamo.

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* ParentalSubstitute: A variation -- Dr. Masuku makes it very clear she doesn't want to be a mother to Nhamo, but she does offer to let Nhamo call her 'Aunt' and teach her the things a paternal aunt would be responsible for in their culture.
* TheUnfavorite: Nhamo's aunt and uncle treat her as a burden, give her all the hardest chores, and are more than willing to marry her off to an abusive older man as payment for her father's crimes. It's also implied that Aunt Chipo was herself the Unfavorite of Ambuya's daughters, though not to the same degree as Nhamo.daughters.


* InnocentInaccurate: On her first night in Zimbabwe, Nhamo watches a white couple and their children being waited on by a black maidservant. She assumes the woman is the husband's junior wife, and doesn't understand how he could then be racist against black people.

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* InnocentInaccurate: On her first night in Zimbabwe, Nhamo watches a white couple and their children being waited on by a black maidservant.servant. She assumes the woman is the husband's junior wife, and doesn't understand how he could then be racist against black people.


A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer.

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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer.
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* InnocentInaccurate: On her first night in Zimbabwe, Nhamo watches a white couple and their children being waited on by a black maidservant. She assumes the woman is the husband's junior wife, and doesn't understand how he could then be racist against black people.


* TheAloner: Nhamo goes through this during her months on the island.

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* TheAloner: Nhamo goes through this during her months on the island.island.
* TheUnfavorite: Nhamo's aunt and uncle treat her as a burden, give her all the hardest chores, and are more than willing to marry her off to an abusive older man as payment for her father's crimes. It's also implied that Aunt Chipo was herself the Unfavorite of Ambuya's daughters, though not to the same degree as Nhamo.

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A 1996 Newbery Honor novel by Nancy Farmer.

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!!''A Girl Named Disaster'' contains examples of:

* TheAloner: Nhamo goes through this during her months on the island.

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