SHIDA – ADULT FEMALE
Meaning of name: Shidah means ‘problems’ or ‘troubles’ in Swahili
Age: Age unknown
Who’s yo daddy? Father unknown
Who’s yo mama? Mother unknown
Shidah’s right arm is lame and therefore she experiences difficulties in climbing and walking. When you consider how dense the foliage of the impenetrable forest is, you can appreciate why the trackers sympathized with her and named her Shidah.
It has been noted that Nshongi has a soft-spot for Shidah and he is clearly very protective over her and her baby. In turn she favours Nshongi’s company over Mishaya and is noted to keep close to him at all times.
Shidah has not been known to display an overt curiosity towards the trackers. This could simply be because with a nursing infant, maternal obligations do not allow her the luxury of indulging inquisitiveness.
With her loyalty toward Nshongi, you can count on her being a fine friend.