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1

What did Chinua find unfavorable about Christianity? Why was he skeptical about European missionaries? How did his conflict over religion manifest itself during his student days?

2

What type of college scholarship did Chinua receive? Why did he change his major and who helped him pay his tuition?

3

Why did Igbo and other Eastern Nigerians hold Ghana up as an ideal? What was Chinua’s assessment of the British government in the administration of its colonies?

4

Describe the tensions between the different ethnicities within Nigeria. What were the four main ethnic groups? What impact did they have on minority groups within the nation?

5

What books written by Chinua were inspired by the decline of Nigeria after its liberation from its colonial master, Great Britain? What issues facing Nigeria and Africa did Chinua want to address? Why did he feel it was essential that stories about Africa be written...

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