What is the significance of the path to the villagers and to Obi? Is Obi right to close the path through the school compound?

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The ancestral footpath that runs through the Ndume School's compound is very important to the nearby villagers as it connects the village shrine with their place of burial. The village priest, Ani, explains to Michael Obi that the ancestral spirits use the footpath to visit the villagers, and it is also the path of children coming to be born. These traditional beliefs are rooted in the culture of the villagers and have been practiced since the days of their great-grandfathers and passed down by their ancestors.

Unfortunately, Michael Obi is a proponent of modernity and wishes to eradicate all traditional beliefs. He views the ancestral footpath as a nuisance and refuses to...

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