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Who is Ojiugo in "Things Fall Apart"?

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zeekjoe | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 20, 2009 at 2:24 PM via web

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Who is Ojiugo in "Things Fall Apart"?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 20, 2009 at 2:23 PM (Answer #1)

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Ojiugo is the youngest and the third wife of Okonkwo. Okonkwo's temper causes him to beat her during the Week of Peace, a festival in which any form of violence is prohibited. This is just one of a number of violations Okonkwo is guilty of and which contributes to his exile to Mbanta, his mother's homeland. Ojiugo is also the mother of Nkechi.

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sam15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 12, 2009 at 1:28 AM (Answer #2)

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Okonkwo's youngest wife. the one who he beats for leaving her hut to go get her hair braided!

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