Curious, creative, smart, Gugu finds magic in everyday life. She is conscientious, caring and determined. Gugu really wants to fit in at school and in her community. Her love for astronomy has grown through writing letters to her grandmother, who she misses since they left Zimbabwe for Australia. She’s not very coordinated but loves to dance.
MAMA CHENAI, 36
Sensitive, ambitious, nostalgic, Chenai’s worked hard to build a comfy life for her and her 12-year-old daughter Gugu in Australia. Estranged from her own mother, Chenai is often overprotective of Gugu and wishes her daughter wasn’t so obsessed with animals and nighttime. Obsessed with and plays rugby.
Experimental, wise, industrious, Gogo runs a successful sewing business in her village in Zimbabwe. Her biggest wish is for her daughter Chenai and granddaughter Gugu to return to Zimbabwe. She knows that they’re happy in Australia, but she and Chenai are too proud to make up until Gugu intervenes. She’s obsessed with patternmaking.