Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

by

Imbolo Mbue

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Masepo Term Analysis

Medicinal leaves used to treat respiratory illnesses, malaria, abdominal pain, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. It’s also used as a mosquito repellent. Pa Jonga’s wife and children boil masepo and fever grass for him as part of his treatment for either malaria or typhoid fever.
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Masepo Term Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

The timeline below shows where the term Masepo appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 48
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...to treat what was either malaria or typhoid fever with a drink made from boiled masepo and fever grass, along with the medication the pharmacist prescribed. Jende’s brother, Moto, calls him... (full context)