Chapter 1: Nightmare

New People:
Malcolm Little: the narrator and main character

Louise Little: Malcolm’s mother

The Reverend Earl Little: Malcolm’s father, a Baptist minister

Yvonne: Malcolm’s youngest sister

Robert: Malcolm’s younger brother

Philbert: Malcolm’s older brother

Wilfred: Malcolm’s older brother

Hilda: Malcolm’s older sister

Reginald: Malcolm’s younger brother

Wesley: Malcolm’s younger brother

The Gohannas: a family with whom the young Malcolm goes to live

Big Boy: the Gohannas’ nephew

Mrs. Adcock: a woman who lived with the Gohannas

Summary
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