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The grandmother and the narrator have different opinions about returning to Mozambique. Why is this?

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While she and her family are in the refugee camp, the narrator's grandmother is interviewed by a white journalist. She asks the old lady a number of questions about her current predicament, questions that are translated by someone else into the grandmother's native language.

The journalist asks the grandmother if she has any hopes for the future. "Nothing. I'm here" is her blunt reply. She is then...

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