In "Cell One," The unnamed father of Nnamabia and the Cell One narrator, Father is a professor at Nsukka campus. Though he knows that his son is a thief and involved in gang activity, Father doesn't ever punish Nnamabia with more than writing reports about his wrongdoings. He also doesn't call out other professors when their sons steal. When Nnamabia is jailed, Father seems pleased that Nnamabia is shaken and appears to be learning a lesson.
Father Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Father or refer to Father. 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.).
Cell One Quotes
"You cannot raise your children well, all of you people who feel important because you work in the university. When your children misbehave, you think they should not be punished. You are lucky, madam, very lucky that they released him."
Father Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Father appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...known exactly where the jewelry was. She knew that Nnamabia had done it, and their father knew it too. When their father confronted Nnamabia, he acted dramatically wounded about the accusation... (full context)