Unoka In The Igbo Society

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When the colonial power arrives in Umuofia, we see a dramatic shift in power. Once, the elders of the town were in power. Those with the most titles or most yams in their farms are the most powerful. After the Christian missionaries appear, they are the ones taking control of the Igbo people. The British Empire takes over the society and forces change and religious conversion onto the people. Success in the Igbo society is measured yams, wives, and titles. How many a man has of each shows how powerful he is. In the Igbo society, titles are important. The more titles one has, the more powerful they are. To die without a title is shameful. Unoka is an example of how those with no title are treated. Unoka did not gain any titles in his life
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