What African culture is present in the short story "Civil Peace" by Chinua Achebe?

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One reference to Nigerian African culture found in Chinua's short story titled "Civil Peace" is Biafran money. The term Biafran refers to the Republic of Biafra, a state in south-eastern Nigeria that seceded from Great Britain, the primary cause of the Nigerian Civil War. The war was unsuccessful, and the United Nations demanded a cease-fire at the request of Biafra's President Ojukwu upon Biafra's immediate surrender to Great Britain ("Biafra").

Biafran money is mentioned a couple...

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