Is Umuofia a village or a district?
Umuofia is the name of a cluster of nine Igbo villages located in lower Niger around the turn of the 19th century. Umuofia is also the main village and home to Okonkwo, the protagonist and tragic hero of the novel. In chapter ten, Achebe writes,
The nine villages of Umuofia had grown out of the nine sons of the first father of the clan. (39)
Most of the action takes place in the main village of Umuofia...
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