[BOOKS] ✭ A Girl Called Problem ✯ Katie Quirk – Thomashillier.co.uk

A Girl Called Problem Thirteen Year Old Shida, Whose Name Means Problem In Swahili, Certainly Has A Lot Of Problems In Her Life Her Father Is Dead, Her Depressed Mother Is Rud To Be A Witch, And Everyone In Her Rural Tanzanian Village Expects Her To Marry Rather Than Pursue Her Dream Of Becoming A Healer So When The Village S Elders Make A Controversial Decision To Move Their People To A Nearby Village, Shida Welcomes The Change Surely The Opportunity To Go To School And Learn From A Nurse Can Only Mean Good Things.However, After A Series Of Puzzling Misfortunes Plague The New Village, Shida Must Prove To Her People That Moving Was The Right Decision, And That They Can Have A Better Life In Their New Home.


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10 thoughts on “A Girl Called Problem

  1. says:

    Who says that mystery novels for kids all have to include the same tropes and settings I tell you, half the time when a kid comes up to a reference desk asking for a mystery they think what they want is the standard white kids in suburbia model perfected by Encyclopedia Brown and his ilk They re wrong What they really want is great writing and a good mystery with a twist they don t see coming So I will hereby give grand kudos and heaping helpfuls of praise to the librarian bookseller parent Who says that mystery nov...


  2. says:

    My sister in law s critically acclaimed YA debut With a firecracker protagonist and a richly detailed and vivid Tanzanian setting, this is a great book selection for young readers interested in strong fem...


  3. says:

    In college I had to read the adult book, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe that tackled the theme of modern changes clashing with traditional Nigerian customs The main character lost his high status within the traditional culture as the villagers embraced western ideas His identity was so dependent on traditions that he fell apart as the world he knew changed around him A Girl Called Problem, also deals with changes in traditions except the villagers are not influenced by western cult In college I had to read the adult book, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe that tackled the theme of modern changes clashing with traditional Nigerian customs The main character lost his high status within the traditional culture as the villagers embraced western ideas His identity was so dependent on traditions that he fell apart as the world he knew changed around him A Girl Called Problem, also deals with changes in traditions except the villagers are not influenced by western culture instead the President of Tanzania who defeated white colonists wants them to j...


  4. says:

    A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk is a story about a young girl s bravery and perseverance This story takes place in 1967 in Tanzania Throughout the story, an entire village is moving to another location in order to create a ujamaa village At this time, President Nyerere had just been elected in 1964 and it was his dream that everyone moved to a vi...


  5. says:

    Colonialism was a pretty bad deal for the entire continent of Africa, but all of the problems didn t end when the European powers gave up direct control of their former colonies A Girl Called Problem is set in Tanzania in the 1960s, as the new nation was trying to find its feet Shida, the 13 year old eponymous protagonist of the book her name is the word for problem in Swahili , is in a similar position Her entire settlement has relocated to one of President Julius Nyerere s communal ujama Colonialism was a pretty bad deal for the entire continent of Africa, but all of the problems didn t end when the European powers gave up direct control of their former colonies A Girl Called Problem is set in Tanzania in the 1960s, as the new nation was trying to find its feet Shida, the 13 year old eponymous protagonist of the book her name is the word for problem in Swahili , is in a similar position Her entire settlement has relocated to one of President Julius Nyerere s communal ujamaa villages, and while this gives Shida the opportunity to attend school and work as an apprentice nurse, it also stirs discontent among the community Unfortunate events pile up on each other until the entire future of Shida s family and friends hangs in the balance.The setting is pro...


  6. says:

    I got this book free from LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program.Set in a newly independent Tanzania in the early 1960s, this is an excellent coming of age story that will interest middle school readers Tanzania became a socialist republic under their first president, Julius Nyrere something I knew already, because I did a report on the country back in the sixth grade and he encouraged the people to try collective farming Thus, young Shida s tribal village packed up and moved to another vill I got this book free from LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program.Set in a newly independent Tanz...


  7. says:

    I was delighted at the high quality of this book a well developed plot, great character development, and great details made this book hard to put down I learned a lot about the history and culture of some of the people in Tanzania after independence in the 1960s and some of the goals of its first president Nyerere.But mainly the book shows the perseverance of a young girl who seems to have little going for her except the drive to learn and help others The book develops at a normal pace and I was delighted...


  8. says:

    I love this book It shows a girl and her tribe as they face the difficulties of pride in the tribe versus pride as Tanzanians It shows the harmony that can exist between herbs and western medicine The book was well written and ...


  9. says:

    This book was so so so good I felt like the first chapter was slow but I LOVED it I read most of it on a field trip for a camp, and I was in the van, I started tearing up looking like a weirdo because it was so touching


  10. says:

    A thirteen year old comes of age in a rural village in a newly independent Tanzania in the early 1960s.


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