I am the only person named Figgy in my village. Probably the only Figgy in Ghana. Maybe the only one in Africa. And possibly,by the smallest chance, I might be the only person named Figgy in The World.
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The plot is the storyline - what happened in the novel.
Figgy, accompanied by her pet goat, sets off from her village in Ghana, West Africa, for America. Once she is there, she plans to visit a bank to borrow money to buy her grandmother lifesaving medicine. She does this without any understanding that she needs to know the name of the medicine and the type of illness her grandmother has and that you cannot get to America from Africa merely by walking and catching buses. Throughout her journey, she meets a number of people, both kind and unkind, and gains a much better understanding of the world.
Themes are underlying ideas that are explored in a novel.
Figgy in the World is a story about courage, naivety, family, friendship, resilience and a child’s determination to make something right.
Tro tro: In Ghana and neighboring countries tro tros are privately owned minibus share taxis that travel fixed routes leaving when filled to capacity.
Typhoid: typhoid fever is remains a serious health threat in the developing world, especially for children. It spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who's infected. Signs and symptoms usually include high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and either constipation or diarrhea.
When someone has diabetes, their body can't maintain healthy levels of glucose in the blood. This can cause serious syptoms and even death. There is no cure but diabetes can be managed with good medical treatment.