Rufus Who? Book Summary and Study Guide

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Having been brought up by his aunt Mavis, without knowing the identity of his parents, Rufus often wonders who they are. The mystery becomes all-consuming when he tries to get a copy of his birth certificate so that he can obtain a passport to leave Trinidad and study in America. A battle with bureaucracy leads to a fact-finding mission that unearths some startling revelations about his roots.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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