Weep Not, Child


Ngugi wa Thiong’o

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Suzannah Character Analysis

Mr. Howlands’s wife. Like Howlands himself, Suzannah is from England, but she agrees to move to Kenya with Howlands because she is “bored” with her life. However, she eventually comes to dislike life in Africa, and so she focuses on her children while also taking out her discontent on the Kenyans who work for her.
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Suzannah Character Timeline in Weep Not, Child

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Chapter 3
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...he then returned to England to find a wife, which is when he brought back Suzannah, who was “bored with life in England.” “Africa sounded quite a nice place so she... (full context)
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Not long after having her first son, Suzannah gave birth to a girl, and the family lived happily for a time. Eventually, their... (full context)