Waiting for the Rain Characters

Sheila Gordon
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Tengo is the young son of a black couple who work for a farmer. Tengo has grown up on the farm playing with the farmer's young nephew, Frikkie. The two boys are the same age and their lives seem to parallel one another. However, as Tengo grows older, he becomes aware of the differences in his and Frikkie's lives. Frikkie has every privilege, including free schooling and the freedom to come and go on his own as he pleases. For Tengo, these things are not a reality. Tengo must pay for schooling as a black child and he must have a pass to travel around in the cities.

Tengo is an intelligent child and he finds himself with many questions when it comes to life and the world around him. Tengo wants to go to school, but his mother is reluctant to let him out of her sight...

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