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Igbo Tribe

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Every country has its own way of life. DIfferent countries value different things like traditions, and their types of literature. Often times certain types of people or countries are stereotyped. this has happened to the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. One such stereotype is that the people of the Igbo Tribe were thought be be as savages. In defence to these assumptions Chinua Achebe wrote the novel Things Fall Apart. Achebe’s defence to these are that the Igbo people are civilized in culture, religion, language, and government.
Culture is important to the Igbo people the quote” After the Week of Peace every man and his family began to clear the bush to make new farms. The cut bush was left to dry and fire was set to it. The rainy season was approaching when they would go away until the dry season” (Achebe 32). This event the Week of Peace is an important element to the Igbo culture. During the Week of Peace they didn’t do much because it was the week before they planted the yams. Yams are a big part of the Igbo society. They take great pride in their yams and value amity by having a yam festival. Language is another important element in this novel. Many characters use proverbs in their
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In the quote”The only course open to Okonkwo was to flee from the clan. It was a crime against the earth goddess to kill a clansmen, and a man who committed it must flee from the land. The crime was of two kinds male and female. Okonkwo had committed the female, because it had been inadvertent. He could return to the clan after seven years”(Achebe 124). It shows that the tribe had their own set of laws before colonization. In the example Okonkwo accidentally kills a clansmen. There are two different types of crimes male and female. This shows that they have a level of degree of how bad the crime is sorta like the U.S government with first, second, and third degree murder. Okonkwo’s crime was female so his punishment wasn 't as
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