In "Tomorrow is Too Far," Grandmama's grandchildren, Nonso, the tomorrow narrator, and Dozie visit her in Nigeria every summer. Grandmama makes sure that Nonso gets first dibs on food and gets the most attention and affection. Nonso is her favorite because he's her only grandchild who will carry on the family name.
Grandmama Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
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Tomorrow is Too Far
...told Dozie that Nonso needed to get hurt so that he was less loveable. While Grandmama was inside, the narrator suggested Nonso climb the avocado tree. Nonso was heavy from eating... (full context)