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.
This is the Minister of Culture's intended parlor wife, whom he has trained at a women's college.
This character is a retired district interpreter in Urua. The position has made this character very wealthy and widely hated.
Mrs. Agnes Akilo
A sophisticated solicitor, this person arrives at the Minister of Culture's home the night that his wife leaves for Christmas vacation.
This character is a blind beggar in Anata whose old stick is replaced with a new one, causing a ruckus.
This character is the chief bodyguard for a member of the CPC...
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