Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

by

Imbolo Mbue

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Natasha Character Analysis

The pastor at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. She has long, gray hair and wears red-framed glasses. Neni confides in Natasha regarding Jende’s troubles with immigration and Natasha pledges that the Jongas will have the church’s support. She starts a collection fund on their behalf that amounts to fourteen hundred dollars.
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Natasha Character Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

The timeline below shows where the character Natasha appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 35
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...kind of coming revolution.” After the service, the pastor approaches Neni and introduces herself as Natasha. Other congregants also come over to greet Neni and to admire Timba, who’s sleeping in... (full context)
Chapter 36
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Three days before Christmas, Natasha sends Neni an email, asking her to stop by Judson Memorial Church so that Natasha... (full context)
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Natasha tells Neni that the American immigration system can be cruel, but the church will stand... (full context)
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...Neni quickly serves him dinner and tells him about going to Judson. She says that Natasha told her that the church will help them to remain in the U.S.; however, Jende... (full context)
Chapter 39
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At Judson Memorial Church, Neni listens to Natasha’s sermon about subjugating one’s ego and viewing oneself “as a vital piece of Divine Oneness.”... (full context)
Chapter 44
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...fold fundraising envelopes and stuff them into envelopes. The assistant pastor, Amos, tells her that Natasha is at an interfaith conference but should return in about an hour. When Natasha arrives... (full context)
Chapter 53
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Neni tells Natasha about her idea to offer Jerry the opportunity to adopt Liomi so that her son... (full context)
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Natasha asks if Neni is sure that Liomi will become a citizen if Jerry and his... (full context)
Chapter 59
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On the second Sunday of August, Natasha asks Neni if she can visit the Judson Memorial Church. Jende agrees to go, too.... (full context)
Chapter 61
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...the bedroom. Neni has given Betty, Fatou, Winston, and Maami her household items. She gave Natasha her unworn kabas. The new tenants arrive with Mr. Charles, their landlord, to see the... (full context)