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I was to leave my traditional classroom in the forests of Nekede for the second stage of my formal education, secondary school. There is a certain sense of mystery that I feel when I look back to those times, because things we encounter in life that leave the greatest impressions on us are usually not clear.”
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Importance: Chinua has experienced a conflict between his Christian upbringing and the appeal he felt for the traditional ways of his people. At this point he was leaving the comfort of tradition for the mystery and trepidation of the unknown.

Don’t say or imply that what someone else has to say or is saying is not worth attending or listening to.’ It immediately struck me that I had to be careful about the way I handled someone else’s words or opinions, especially Christie’s. Even when there was strong disagreement, one had to...
-- Author/T.C. Okoli (Part 1)

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