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Aké: The Years of Childhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

Beere is given a hero's welcome, and a festival is had. The festival is interrupted by a queer naked woman, who is found with a sacrificial offering. This woman is assumed to have been sent by a pro-government force upset with Beere's progressive actions, her sacrifical offering actually a curse. The woman does not say a word, and she is taken to the police station.

This galvanizes the Women's Union into stepping up their efforts. The Union grows significantly in size and professionalism. Other places in Africa are beginning to unionize too, with the call for an end to white man's rule. During one meeting, a tearful elderly woman relates how she has to raise 13 children alone on a farm, and they live in dire poverty, yet she receives a tax notice stating she has to pay a large amount she cannot. Kemberi rallies the...

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