A talkative and popular man who fought in World War II and now works as a barber in the town of Kipanga. The barbershop serves as a cultural hub throughout Weep Not, Child, a place where men go to discuss the latest news and talk about the drama unfolding between Kenyans and the white settlers. A vivacious and mildly irreverent man, the barber is eventually rounded up and killed along with five other men in the middle of the night. When Kamau tells Njoroge this tragic news, he admits that no one will ever know whether the white settlers or the Mau Mau were responsible for this heinous act.
The Barber Character Timeline in Weep Not, Child
The timeline below shows where the character The Barber appears in Weep Not, Child. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.