Charlie Themba is a revolutionary and friend of Mr Mathlong’s, who apparently went insane years into his activism and began accusing his allies of plotting against him. When Anna begins having her own mental breakdown, she briefly decides that Mr Mathlong and Charlie Themba are the same person—but their real relationship, and their existence at all, is left uncertain.
Charlie Themba Character Timeline in The Golden Notebook
The timeline below shows where the character Charlie Themba appears in The Golden Notebook. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Free Women: 4
The Notebooks: 4
...to “summon up younger, stronger Annas,” the Annas from Africa—and she becomes Tom Mathlong and Charlie Themba , and herself again. After a time, she returns to herself and finds Saul in... (full context)