Girls at War, and Other Stories - Study Guide Marriage is a Private Affair, Akueke Summary & Analysis

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Marriage is a Private Affair begins with Nnaemeka's decision to marry his beloved Nene. The two live in the city of Lagos, but Nnaemeka is from the country. He knows that his father will not approve of the courtship. Nnaemeka's father is a traditional Nigerian, one that believes marriage should be an arrangement within a tribe, and the girl should be verified by the groom's parent. Nene is hopeful that the father will be supportive, but Nnaemeka continues to fret.

One day, Nnaemeka returns home and sits with his father under a tree. He apologizes, saying that he cannot marry the bride of his father's choice. His father is shocked that his son wants to marry for love, and no attempt to assuage his concerns works. Nnaemeka tells him that Nene, a teacher, is a good Christian...

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