Girls at War, and Other Stories - Study Guide Vengeful Creditor Summary & Analysis

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Vengeful Creditor begins with Mrs. Emenike, the wife of a prominent government official, shopping. As she checks out, Mrs. Emenike discovers that there are no bag boys to deliver her goods to her car since the government has begun providing free primary school education to all citizens. As a crippled old man takes her groceries to her car, Mrs. Emenike privately fumes at the new socialism in Nigeria. At home, Mr. Emenike reads the morning paper and complains that not enough public officials are speaking out against free primary, which he thinks reeks of Communism. At this time, not even America is providing free education. The annoyance compounds when over the course of a week, the Emenikes lose both their house boy, who leaves claiming his father is ill at home, their gardener, and their nanny. Mrs. Emenike cannot stand the words "free primary." Mr...

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