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A girl named Disaster

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Published by Puffin Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Supernatural,
  • Survival,
  • Shona (African people)

Book details:

About the Edition

While fleeing from Mozambique 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-309).

StatementNancy Farmer
LC ClassificationsPZ7.F23814 Gi 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24783892M
ISBN 100140386351
ISBN 109780140386356
LC Control Number97028173

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