A friend of Jende’s from Limbe who arrived in the United States around the same time as Jende. He works at a department store and lives in a gated community in Phoenix, Arizona. Arkamo tells Jende how it’s possible to get “a zero-down-payment mortgage on a sweet mini-mansion.” Arkamo lives in a four-bedroom house that he eventually loses in the mortgage crisis. Arkamo becomes a U.S. citizen through his sister, who already had citizenship and “filed for him.” He and his family remain in Phoenix after the financial crisis, but they end up living in his sister’s basement.
Arkamo Character Timeline in Behold the Dreamers
The timeline below shows where the character Arkamo appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.