Cudjo’s eldest son. Aleck’s birth inaugurates a period of relative stability and familial happiness for Cudjo and Seely, which lasts until their children begin to die as teenagers. Aleck is the last of Cudjo’s children to die; the cause of death is never specified. In this sense, Aleck’s life encapsulates the period of fatherhood that is the most satisfying experience of Cudjo’s life.
Aleck Character Timeline in Barracoon
The timeline below shows where the character Aleck appears in Barracoon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.