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Things Fall Apart Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 21 Summary

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Chapter 21 Summary

Other people in the village don't feel as strongly as Okonkwo because along with religion, the white man had also brought a trading store. Palm-oil and kernel are suddenly valuable commodities, bringing a lot of money into Umuofia. During his time there, Mr. Brown, the missionary in Umuofia, is careful and judicious in his dealings and because of this he comes to be respected by the clan. He makes friends with some of the great men in the clan, and is on one visit presented with a carved elephant tusk; a sign of dignity and rank. Akunna, one of these great men, even gives one of his sons to be taught to read and write in Mr. Brown's school.

It is with Akunna that, on his many visits, Mr. Brown spends countless hours discussing religion. It is through these discussions that he learns a great deal about...

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