At the beginning of the novel, Abeeku is the next in line as chief of the Fante village where Effia, Cobbe, Baaba, and Fiifi live. Abeeku is a great warrior. Initially he hopes to marry Effia, but Baaba maliciously convinces him that Effia cannot have children. Abeeku also begins a war between the Fantes and the Asantes when he trades several Asante slaves, including Esi.
Abeeku Badu Character Timeline in Homegoing
The timeline below shows where the character Abeeku Badu appears in Homegoing. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Effia
...to ask Baaba for Effia’s hand. Cobbe is outraged because he wants her to marry Abeeku, but Baaba convinces him that Effia should marry James because Effia might not have children,... (full context)
Part 1: Esi
Part 1: Quey
...had been sent to the village because the British had enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Abeeku and wanted to set up an outpost there to ensure their good relationship continued, as... (full context)
Part 1: James