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Girls at War, and Other Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Marketappears in The Madman, The Sacrificial Egg

The market, as presented in The Madman and The Sacrificial Egg, is the thriving center of Umura. It is also a sacred place overseen by the goddess Nkwo. She regularly enters the market in the form of an old woman and blesses it on her feast. Julius Obi's mother claims that spirits in the form of lovely women walk through the market. In The Madman, Nwibe is dishonored completely when he enters the sacred market while nude.

Iyiappears in The Voter

The Iyi is a totem on which roof is told to swear that he will keep his promise to vote for Maduka. It is a "fearsome little affair" in a clay dish adorned with feathers (pg. 18.) It is covered with a red cloth when not being implemented. Clearly the iyi contains such power as to terrify even...

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