The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Dambo Term Analysis

Fertile, marshy ground with dark black soil and plenty of water. Dambo is the best land for farming and hunting.
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Dambo Term Timeline in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The timeline below shows where the term Dambo appears in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
Malawian Culture and African Community Theme Icon
Education and Entrepreneurship Theme Icon
...about growing corn. Trywell helps John with his tobacco plants, making nursery beds in the dambo (marshy land with enough water and nutrients for good crops). It is hard, exhausting work,... (full context)
Chapter 3
The Business of Survival Theme Icon
Malawian Culture and African Community Theme Icon
...farm and loves hunting in the forest. William takes him to find birds in the dambo, a practice that William learned from his older cousins Geoffrey and Charity. Before getting a... (full context)