In "The Thing Around Your Neck," The boy is an wealthy university student who pursues Akunna. He loves to travel and see the "real people" of different countries, which to him means the poor. He likes occasionally passing for African and doesn't correct waiters when they think that Akunna isn't his girlfriend. The boy is privileged and romanticizes the experiences of immigrants and of the poor in other countries.
The boy Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by The boy or refer to The boy. 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.).
The Thing Around Your Neck Quotes
The boy Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character The boy appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Thing Around Your Neck