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A Man of the People Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Odili returns to Anata on Dec. 23, and finds crowds gathered outside Josiah's. A villager who offers to carry Odili's box asks whether he knows Azoge, the blind beggar. Josiah gets Azoge drunk, steals his stick, and replaces it with a new one, thinking Azoge will not notice. Josiah wants the old one for juju - to make medicine for trade. Odili is still unclear when he reaches his home and wants to rest before searching for Mrs. Nanga, but the noise from Josiah's gets louder. Josiah has barricade himself in his shop, and Azoge is repeating his story for the menacing crowd. Among those raising their voices is a middle-aged Christian carpenter, Timothy, who says ominously, "Josiah has taken away enough for the owner to notice," and vows never to set foot here again. Odili thinks about the saying in which the owner is the will of...

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