What held the community of Umuofia together in Things Fall Apart?

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The Igbo tribe is held together by traditional customs, religious ceremonies, social hierarchy, familial relationships, and a dependence on farming that ensures a successful harvest and healthy economy. Chinua Achebe sought to depict the complex and rich culture of the Igbo people, which had never before been authentically represented in western literature without racial or cultural bias. Achebe illustrates the social hierarchy by depicting the egwugwu , commenting on the importance of titles in Umuofia, portraying a variety of social interactions, and giving an in-depth look at the egalitarian justice system established by the Igbo villagers. The Igbo villagers' complex belief system is also described and...

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