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Arthur Jarvis’s name first appears in the novel after he has been murdered, but he is a powerful presence whose legacy hovers over the whole novel.
An engineer and fierce advocate for justice for black South Africans, he is shot dead in his home by Absalom Kumalo.
When storms come, the red dirt runs like blood, and the crops are withered and puny.
These valleys are the homes of the elderly, who scrape at the dirt for sustenance.
She ran away from her dysfunctional family but still seeks a family structure & bonds. She is a physically fragile & loving woman who commiserates with & supports her husband through their grief. He provides companionship to James Jarvis in Johannesburg Although only a child, Arthur’s son is very much like his father. He treats black people with unusual courtesy & pleases Kumalo by visiting him & practicing Zulu.
She is sexually experienced but essentially innocent, obedient, & grateful for adult protection. The agricultural expert hired by James Jarvis to teach better farming techniques to the people of Ndotsheni.
Although he does, on one occasion, chastise Kumalo, he does so because he cares much for his pupils, & the thought of Absalom’s predicament pains him.
An Anglican priest from England who stays at the Sophiatown Mission & offers to help Kumalo with his troubles.