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Posted October 24, 2007 at 12:42 PM via web

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When Nhamo travels in A Girl Named Disaster, what is the place that she stays at called 'The Rock'?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 28, 2007 at 1:27 AM (Answer #2)

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In traveling from Mozambique to Zimbabwe, Nhamo travels over Lake Cabora Bassa, a large lake with several islands in it. Nhamo stops at three of those islands on her journey. The first island at which she stays is little more than a large rock - thus, on the map of her journey it is called "The Rock". The island is surrounded by hippos, and Nhamo makes a camp there which she names "guinea-fowl camp", and teaches herself to swim. 

Nhamo's time on "The Rock" is described in Chapter 14.

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