The other black student in Cedric’s unit during his freshman year at Brown, Chiniqua also comes from a working-class background. She has spent more time around middle- and upper-class kids, however, because she was picked to attend a prestigious prep school in Manhattan, where she gained the academic and social skills to succeed at a college like Brown. She and Cedric go on a date in the spring of their freshman year, and he begins to see the value of spending time with other black students; Chiniqua takes Cedric to Harambee House, the all-black dorm on campus, and helps him find a way to be comfortable with being black at Brown.
Chiniqua Milligan Quotes in A Hope in the Unseen
The A Hope in the Unseen quotes below are all either spoken by Chiniqua Milligan or refer to Chiniqua Milligan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Broadway Books edition of A Hope in the Unseen published in 1998.).
Chapter 13 Quotes
Chiniqua Milligan Character Timeline in A Hope in the Unseen
The timeline below shows where the character Chiniqua Milligan appears in A Hope in the Unseen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: Goodbye to Yesterday
...is met with a knowing smile from the other African American student in his unit, Chiniqua Milligan, and another girl volunteers that she thinks everyone should wear flip-flops to shower. Cedric... (full context)
Chapter 8: Fierce Intimacies
...a group project for their Richard Wright class, Cedric walks back to his dorm with Chiniqua, the other African American student in his unit. He jokingly describes her as a “ghetto... (full context)
Chapter 13: A Place Up Ahead
...about how he has shoplifted small things like candy and soda before the movies, but Chiniqua is uninterested, and shifts the conversation to their friends in the unit. The two decide... (full context)
...rethinking his earlier belief that these houses were designed to divide students—after his date with Chiniqua, he realizes how much comfort he derived from being with someone like him, who understands... (full context)