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Things Fall Apart Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

For two days after Ikemefuna's death, Okonkwo eats nothing, and drinks only palm-wine. He cannot sleep either and tries not to think about Ikemefuna, but this too, he cannot do. On the third day he asks Ekwefi to prepare a meal for him, which he eats with Ezinma before him. He wishes that she had been a boy. After fetching some water, at his behest, she brings him his bag from which he removes his snuff and snuff-spoon. He wishes that he had work to do to take his mind off the boy, but it is between seasons and there is nothing to do.

He goes to visit his friend, Obierika, who tells Okonkwo that he was just about to visit him. He wants Okonkwo to be present when his daughter's suitor arrives later in the day to finalize her bride-price. Just then Obierika's son, Maduka, comes...

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