Mr. Howlands’s youngest child. Although Mr. Howlands wants to be able to pass the farm to a son when he dies, he doesn’t think Stephen has what it takes to watch over the land. Whenever Njoroge sees Stephen, he is afraid because the young white boy stares at him. Once, Stephen even advances upon him, but Njoroge runs away before finding out what he wants. When both boys are older, they encounter one another during a soccer game between their two schools, and Stephen tells Njoroge that he always wanted to speak to him as a child but that he was too afraid to do so.
Stephen Character Timeline in Weep Not, Child
The timeline below shows where the character Stephen appears in Weep Not, Child. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.