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Afioga


Though Gormsby refers to him fondly as a "fine ebony specimen", which Mr. Morton confirms, Afioga is a source of little joy for other teachers. A garrulous and extremely handsome Samoan boy, Afioga, like Hohepa, is highly intelligent.

Along with Alupepe, he is Hohepa's best friend, and the three form a formidable 'gang'.  Afioga's English is appalling, though not bad for someone who only came to New Zealand when he was 11. Afioga is quick to learn, but doesn't often try.

A natural at sport, he can't really be bothered with too much schoolwork, as he's confident of winning a rugby scholarship one day. If any teacher shows him genuine kindness and loyalty, he repays it in spades.


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