Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Why did the men from Umuofia want to go to war with their neighboring tribe, Mbaino?   

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In Chapter Two, the Umuofia clan want to avenge the murder of Ogbuefi Udo's wife, who died at the hands of men from the Mbaino clan. The unfortunate woman was at the market in Mbaino when she was murdered.

After a meeting, the Umuofia clan immediately dispatches Okonkwo as an emissary to Mbaino. The goal is to threaten Mbaino with war if fitting compensation is not offered...

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