Things Fall Apart - Study Guide Part 1 Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eleven

In Chapter Eleven, after supper Ekwfi tells Ezinma a story about a tortoise who tricks birds into taking him to a feast. The birds get their revenge when they direct the tortoise to jump from the sky. He does not die, but his shell breaks, explaining why the tortoise’s shell has cracks. Ezinma starts to tell a story but is interrupted when Chielo, the priestess begins to prophesy. She tells Okonkwo that Agbala wants to see Ezinma. Okonkwo first asks Chielo to come back the following day. Then, Ekwfi demands to be allowed to go with them. Both requests are denied. Ezinma is put on Chielo’s back. Although she has been told not to, Ekwfi follows Chielo and Ezinma. Once Chielo senses Ekwfi is following her and threatens her, telling her she must go back home. Ekwfi does not leave; she only...

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