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Things Fall Apart Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 19 Summary

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Chapter 19 Summary

Finally, it is the time of Okonkwo's last harvest in Mbanta; his seven years are almost up. In this last year he sends money to Obierika so that he may build two huts for Okonkwo in his old compound, where he and his family will live until he can build his own obi and compound wall; things which a man has to do for himself. After the rains, Okonkwo tells his wives to prepare a feast so that he may thank his kinsmen.

At the feast they slaughter three goats, and a number of fowls. There is foo-foo, yam pottage, soup and palm-wine. It is like a wedding feast and all the umunna, the descendants of Okolo, are invited. At last, one of the oldest members of the umunna rises and proposes a toast to Okonkwo. He thanks Okonkwo and says that it is good for kinsmen...

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