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Cry, The Beloved Country
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Anglican priest from England who stays at Sophiatown Mission and offers to help Kumalo with troubles. Counsels Kumalo when he is brokenhearted over son and presides over wedding between Absalom and Absalom's girlfriend. Warm, understanding, faithful.
brother of Mary Jarvis (Arthur's wife), shares Arthur's opinions about rights of blacks. provides companionship to James Jarvis in Johannesburg
Mary Jarvis's father. has conservative political views and blames black South Africans for the country's problems. Though he disagrees with Arthur, he admires Arthur's courage.
agricultural expert hired by Jarvis to teach better farming methods to the people of Ndotsheni; looks forward to an Africa in which the black people don't need to rely on the whites for their basic needs;
committed crime with Absalom but found not guilty; carried an iron bar that he claimed had been blessed
An acquaintance of Father Vincent's who becomes Absalom's lawyer. a tall and serious man who carries himself with an almost royal bearing. He takes Absalom's case pro deo ("for God").
The second in a trio of powerful black politicians in Johannesburg. Dubula provides the heart to complement John Kumalo's voice. The bus boycott and the construction of Shanty Town are his handiwork.
The third colleague of Dubula and John Kumalo. While not a great orator, Tomlinson is considered the smartest of the three.
The taxi driver
Absalom Kumalo stayed with this woman while in Shanty Town before he went to the reformatory. She tells Stephen Kumalo and Msimangu that Absalom got a girl pregnant and that he has left the reformatory to live in Pimville.
Captain van Jaarsveld
He is the Ixopo police captain who tells James Jarvis about his son's murder and arranges for Jarvis's travel to Johannesburg.
James Jarvis's wife. Margaret takes the death of her son very hard. She is a physically fragile & loving woman who commiserates with & supports her husband through their grief. She also shares in his plans to help Ndotsheni.
Woman who Absalom stayed with who told them about Hlabeni, the taxi driver
The man who was killed by traffic
the servant of Arthur that claims Pafuri knocked him out
Absalom once stayed with her. Said she like Absalom but dislike his friends
daughter has stopped writing from Johannesburg; Kumalo tries to find his daughter for him
former employer of Sibeko's daughter, related to the Jarvis'; her house is where Kumalo and Jarvis meet for the first time
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