Cobbe is Effia and Fiifi’s father and Baaba’s husband. He is a good father to Effia, even while Baaba is cruel. However, when Cobbe is on his deathbed, Effia realizes that he had raped his house girl Maame, and that Effia is in fact Maame’s daughter. She also realizes that Cobbe had shamed Baaba by making her take care of Effia.
Cobbe Otcher Quotes in Homegoing
The Homegoing quotes below are all either spoken by Cobbe Otcher or refer to Cobbe Otcher. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Homegoing published in 2017.).
Part 1: Effia Quotes
Cobbe Otcher Character Timeline in Homegoing
The timeline below shows where the character Cobbe Otcher appears in Homegoing. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Effia
...Fanteland. It moves through the forest for days, wrecking everything in its path. Effia’s father, Cobbe Otcher, leaves Effia with his first wife, Baaba, to survey his yams, which have been... (full context)
...Effia’s village. Baaba stands in the entranceway when she arrives, scowling. Baaba leads Effia to Cobbe. No one knows why Cobbe is ill, and Fiifi explains that Cobbe cannot speak. Fiifi... (full context)
Part 1: James