All Our Names Characters

Dinaw Mengestu
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Isaac - Narrator

The narrator is a young man who comes from a small village to the capital city of Kampala to study literature. He is inspired by an old newspaper article about famous authors to become a famous author himself. He obtained permission to leave from his father after socialists come into the village asking the narrator to join up with them. The narrator has never felt like he fits into his village as he has always had lofty dreams of becoming a more intellectual figure rather than living the agricultural life of his people. When he first arrives in Kampala, he does not fit in with those around him because he speaks proper English, making him stick out. He tries to blend in with the revolutionaries in the area, but that does not work. The narrator is lonely until he meets Isaac Mabira, another young man who...

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