A Girl Called Problem

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A Girl Called Problem is a middle-grade novel set in Tanzania, East Africa, written by Katie Quirk. These photos are intended to give readers a sense of some of the images Katie had in mind when she wrote the book. For more information about A Girl Called Problem, including discussion questions, videos, more pictures, and a bibliography, please visit katie-quirk.com.

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Hi lovelys, I am back from an amazing vacation, babymoon, with my man. It rained quite a lot but we were able to get some rest and quality time together. I was going to do a few of my tips from Mallorca as my frist post back but I decided that needed to post this video first. So Mallorca tips will just have to wait a little. The Girl Effect wants to eradicate poverty and raise the standard of living in the develping world in a simple and effective away. Watch the video. You might remeber…

Tanzania Map--A Girl Called Problem takes place up at the top on the Southern Shore of Lake Victoria. African Countries Map, African Great Lakes, Dar Es Salaam, Great Lakes Region, Arusha, Thinking Day, African Safari, East Africa, Cartography

Tanzania Map--A Girl Called Problem takes place up at the top on the Southern Shore of Lake Victoria.

This is what some lakeside developments look like around Mwanza, the town Katie lived close to when the first seeds were planted for A Girl Called Problem. East African Community, Places Around The World, Around The Worlds, African Great Lakes, Dar Es Salaam, Great Lakes Region, True Homes, Slums, Africa Travel

Slums of Mwanza

Houses along Lake Victoria, dubbed the "Slums of Mwanza" in Mwanza, Tanzania. Children on the lake lashed plastic barrels together and used them as a raft and diving platform.

Flamboyant Tree (Flame Tree)--there are two flamboyant trees in A Girl Called Problem. Can you remember where they appear in the story? Weird Plants, Unusual Plants, Flame Tree, Flowering Trees, More Pictures, Puerto Rico, Make Me Smile, Amazing, Gardens

The site of Reforestation: The Flamboyant Tree

Flamboyant Tree (Flame Tree)--there are two flamboyant trees in A Girl Called Problem. Can you remember where they appear in the story?

Shida ate ugali--the white stuff in this picture. She never would have had that much meat in one sitting, though. Old Recipes, Great Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Zambian Food, Traditional German Food, Mary Mary, White Stuff, International Recipes, Quick Meals

❤️ International Food Recipes made Just like Oma

Trying out international food recipes and doing them in an easy and quick way is a fun way to learn about the different cultures of the world.

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Katie Quirk is the author of A Girl Called Problem, a middle-grade novel set in Tanzania. She is currently working on two books: Sari Swinging: One Mom Opts out of the American Work-Family Grind, a parenting memoir about life with a newborn baby in India; and Kurinji, a young adult novel set at a boarding…

President Julius Nyerere October 1999 Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere dies at the age of 77 from leukemia. Nyerere was lauded as one of the greatest statesmen of his time. African Men, African History, Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, History Of Nigeria, All About Africa, Head Of State, East Africa, Founding Fathers

Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian's first president known as "Mwalimu" or teacher. The main character in A Girl Called Problem moves to one of Nyerere's ujamaa villages.

Bismarck Rock is a famous kopje formation in Lake Victoria. This is what I had in mind when I described Shida's rock pyramid in A Girl Called Problem. Rock Formations, East Africa, More Pictures, Tanzania, Rocks, Victoria, Earth, This Or That Questions, City

Bismarck Rock is a famous kopje formation in Lake Victoria. This is what I had in mind when I described Shida's rock pyramid in A Girl Called Problem.

Here are some siafu ants. Remember who Shida hopes will get bitten by them? Deadly Animals, Bugs And Insects, This Or That Questions, African, Food, Venom, Countryside, March, Insects

Top 10 Deadliest Insects - Listverse

Though not necessarily the most prolifically deadly animal on earth, insects certainly hold their fair share of the unfortunate demises. Throughout

Some women wearing kitenge and kanga--printed cloth considered the national dress for women in Tanzania. In A Girl Called Problem, women wear kitenge, babies are carried with it, and Shida's uses them to cover herself when she sleeps and also to cover patients. Types Of Clothing Styles, Spring Scarves, Tanzania, Kenya, East Africa, British Museum, More Pictures, Ethical Fashion, Vintage Prints

Some women wearing kitenge and kanga--printed cloth considered the national dress for women in Tanzania. In A Girl Called Problem, women wear kitenge, babies are carried with it, and Shida's uses them to cover herself when she sleeps and also to cover patients.

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Discussion Questions by Chapter

Want to discuss or think more about what you're learning while reading A Girl Called Problem? Here are questions and prompts, divided by chapter, to help you delve deeper into the book. They will lead you to pictures of the Serengeti National Park, more African proverbs, and even a video that will teach you to…

Sukuma friends, posted by the author of A Girl Called Problem, Katie Quirk. Learn more about the book at katie-quirk.com. East Africa, Novels, Author, This Or That Questions, Friends, Books, Livros, Amigos, Boyfriends

Sukuma friends, posted by the author of A Girl Called Problem, Katie Quirk. Learn more about the book at katie-quirk.com.

A Sukuma compound--this house is much larger than Shida's house in A Girl Called Problem. East Africa, More Pictures, Larger, Vineyard, This Or That Questions, House, Outdoor, Image, Outdoors

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A Sukuma compound--this house is much larger than Shida's house in A Girl Called Problem.

A Sukuma medicine man, also known as a mganga. 6 Photos, East Africa, More Pictures, Tanzania, Novels, Medicine, Explore, This Or That Questions, Image

medicine-man befor dance - Sukuma

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This is my friend Modesta (left) to whom A Girl Called Problem is dedicated. In this picture, she's pounding rice. Learn more about the book at katie-quirk.com. East Africa, More Pictures, The Book, My Friend, Novels, Rice, This Or That Questions, Books, Livros

This is my friend Modesta (left) to whom A Girl Called Problem is dedicated. In this picture, she's pounding rice. Learn more about the book at katie-quirk.com.

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