In "Tomorrow is Too Far," Dozie is the cousin of the tomorrow narrator and Nonso. Dozie won't carry on Grandmama's family name, so even though he's older than Nonso, Grandmama ignores Dozie. He's generally quiet and loves the tomorrow narrator. He goes along with her trick to hurt Nonso and keeps the secret of what actually happened.
Dozie Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Dozie or refer to Dozie. 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 Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
Tomorrow is Too Far Quotes
The summer you knew that something had to happen to Nonso, so that you could survive. Even at ten you knew that some people can take up too much space by simply being, that by existing, some people can stifle others.
Dozie Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Dozie appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Tomorrow is Too Far
...never pluck coconuts." Grandmama let Nonso sip the coconut milk first, even though their cousin Dozie was a year older. Grandmama explained that Nonso would carry on the family name, while... (full context)