Trevor’s younger brother, the son of Abel and Patricia. Trevor and Andrew are never particularly close—Andrew is nine years younger and much closer to his father, whereas Trevor fears and avoids Abel. This is because Abel respects Andrew (his firstborn) but sees Trevor as a threat (a reminder of Patricia’s past relationship with Robert). In fact, Andrew frequently tries to talk Abel down during his violent outbursts, including the final one when he shoots Patricia in the head. After this incident, Andrew is the one to call Trevor and accompany him at the hospital. Trevor finds it difficult to imagine how painful it must be for Andrew to reconcile his love for both Abel and Patricia after this attempted murder.
Andrew Character Timeline in Born a Crime
The timeline below shows where the character Andrew appears in Born a Crime. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...name, Ngisaveni, means “be afraid.” They get married anyway, and soon Patricia has another son, Andrew, when Trevor is nine years old. They visit Abel’s family in the tropical Tsonga homeland,... (full context)
...will be fine, that they understand that “it happens,” and not to worry. Patricia takes Andrew and Trevor to Soweto, and a few weeks later, Abel comes to apologize. Frances encourages... (full context)
...murder and gets three years of probation—no prison time. He still has partial custody of Andrew and Isaac and is “walking around Johannesburg today, completely free,” still living in the same... (full context)