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Petals of Blood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 2 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter 2 takes us back twelve years prior to the arrest, to the arrival of Godfrey Munira, the new teacher, in Ilmorog. News of his arrival spread quickly through the small town, although the townspeople assume that he would last no longer than the other teachers had. As a welcoming sign, the village elder "shat a mountain between the school building and the acacia bush."

Munira's first week was spent chasing the village children all over the hills on his "metal horse," or bicycle, and persuading them to come to school. During those first few weeks, an old woman comes to visit Munira at the schoolhouse. She asks him about the city he came from, and about the women there. She asks if they wear high heels, and if they are wise in the ways of the white man. He replies affirmatively...

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