The chief, as befits his position, is the only character who attempts to make sense of the greater picture. He has no weapons and no wealth. He asks Bam for his gun; however, Bam is shocked that the chief would kill the "good guys"—the people of Mandela and Sobukwe—for the white government. But at least the chief wants to do something even if alone and armed with one gun. He would prefer action to hiding out and waiting to be taken over again. What Bam does not want to understand is that the chief and his people have their own history which has little...
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