William’s dog. Khamba originally belonged to William’s Uncle Socrates, but came to live in Wimbe before the famine. Khamba becomes William’s companion and loves to hunt, but grows old and weak during the famine. As William comes to terms with the costs of the famine, he is forced to leave Khamba to die. Khamba’s death marks an end to William’s childhood innocence and a full understanding of the sometimes harsh choices people make to survive.
Khamba Character Timeline in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The timeline below shows where the character Khamba appears in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...game, an important consolation for his lack of skill at physical sports. William never allows Khamba to follow him to the trading center because the older men tease him for allowing... (full context)
...William watches the line of people lugging all their worldly belongings to the market, as Khamba, thinner than ever, sits on a blanket beside him. William eventually follows the line of... (full context)