Weep Not, Child - Part 2 (Darkness Falls) - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Jomo’s trial dominates conversations in the community (including in the school yard where Njoroge's classmates discuss the country's political factions), and various good omens support the belief that he will win his trial and secure freedom for the African people. When this does not happen, and Jomo is convicted, the people are shell-shocked. Ngotho’s family lives in fear, as they are aware that both Jacobo and Mr. Howlands have risen in power and have grudges against Ngotho.

At this point, Ngotho feels that all hope for the fulfilment of the prophecy is lost and, having lost his connection to the land, seemingly permanently, becomes despondent. Njeri (Ngotho’s first wife) and Nyokabi say that they did not believe Jomo could win, as the entire justice system is weighted against him. In contrast, Boro claims that the white people...

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