This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Odili Samalu - The narrator and protagonist, this character is a native of Urua village.
M. A. (Micah) Nanga - The prime antagonist, this character is Nigeria's Minister of Culture.
Mrs. Margaret (Mama) Nanga - This character is the progressive woman the Minister of Culture marries in his schoolteacher and scoutmaster days.
Edna Odo - This is the Minister of Culture's intended parlor wife, whom he has trained at a women's college.
Hezekiah Samalu - This character is a retired district interpreter in Urua. The position has made this character very wealthy and...
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