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What is Nya doing at the pond?

What is Nya doing at the pond?

A young girl, Nya spends much of her waking life walking to and from a large pond, miles away from her family’s village. She collects water from the pond into a gourd, balances the gourd on her head, and walks home, where she immediately deposits the water, turns back, and does it all over again.

Which is a central idea presented in both Nya and Salva’s stories in Chapter 6?

Which is a central idea presented in both Nya and Salva’s stories in chapter 6? Hunting is a key factor in both Dinka and Nuer tribes.

Why is Marial a servant?

Formerly a lady, she was demoted to a servant after her father invoked the anger of the King.

What is the connection between NYA and Salva?

They’re both struggling with a person vs nature conflict because Nya has to rely on nature to get water and Salva is struggling with hunger. Both characters are afraid of meeting an enemy. Nya doesn’t want to meet a Dinka, Salva’s tribe and Salva doesn’t want to meet a Nuer, Nya’s tribe.

Who is Marial?

A young boy, Marial is Salva Dut’s only friend early on in the refugee crisis, who mysteriously disappears, possibly because he’s eaten by a lion. The older brother of Nya. An American woman who, along with her husband Chris, adopts Salva Dut, and later helps Salva found a nonprofit.

What does it mean they are walking to nowhere?

What does it mean they are “walking to nowhere”? How do they survive? This means they have no destination, their walking is aimless, they want only to get away from the rebel fighting. They walk, they sleep on the ground, they have only what they can scavenge from their surroundings. Then they walk some more.

What was the name of the village Salva was from?

Salva Dut was born in a rural village in southwestern Sudan to the Dinka tribe. At 11 years old, the Sudanese Civil War reached his village and separated Salva from his family. He joined thousands of boys, famously known as the “Lost Boys,” on their journey by foot to seek safety in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.

What did the old woman eat Salva?

What does the woman give Salva when he first approaches her? The woman gives him two handfuls of peanuts.