In "Jumping Monkey Hill," Edward is a British man who received a degree from Oxford in African Literature. He runs the writers' conference at Jumping Monkey Hill and seeks to discover stories that speak to the "real Africa." He's pretentious, insists on European dining customs that offend the African attendees, and makes suggestive comments to the female writers.
Edward Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Edward or refer to Edward. 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.).
Edward Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Edward appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Jumping Monkey Hill
...teas and cobblestone paths. She'll learn later that the organizer, an elderly British man named Edward Campbell, spent time there when he was a lecturer at the University of Cape Town. (full context)
...the next morning, nervous about having to read her story out loud later. At breakfast, Edward makes suggestive remarks to the Senegalese. Later, Ujunwa asks the Senegalese how she handled Edward's... (full context)
...it strong. The South African compliments the realistic portrayal of women's lives in Nigeria, but Edward says that the story can't possibly be real since the most powerful Nigerian cabinet minister... (full context)