Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers


Imbolo Mbue

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Nyama Ngowa Term Analysis

A variation on a beef stew that is popular in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Zimbabwe. Jende imagines that his mother, Ma Jonga, would have prepared such a dish during his first Christmas away from Limbe.
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Nyama Ngowa Term Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

The timeline below shows where the term Nyama Ngowa appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 37
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...have prepared a meal of chicken stew with yams, a side of ndolé, plantains, and nyama ngowa . (full context)