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Chike's School Days, The Sacrificial Egg Summary

In Chike's School Days, Chike is the first son born to a family of daughters. His parents raise him, as the narrator puts it, in the manner of the white man, shunning old-style Nigerian religious and cultural practices. One day, the young Chike tells a friend's mother that he will not "eat heathen food" (pg. 38.) This enrages the mother, who cannot believe that an Osu child has the airs of an old white colonist. Chike's father, a Christian, became an Osu when he married Chike's mother, an unusual conversion. He was encouraged by the head of a Christian dispensary, but the shock of this conversion nearly kills his mother.

Chike takes well to the Christian primary school he attends, though as he grows older he detests mathematics and begin to develop a deep love for literature and...

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