The Wrestling Match - Chapters 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13 and 14 Summary

The day of the wrestling match has finally arrived, and Okei awakens to the smell of smoke from fires all over the village, as people prepare their breakfast of yams to celebrate. Before long, Okei hears drums and the voices of those arriving at the compound to wish him luck in the match.

Down by the stream as Okei takes his morning bath, well-wishers greet him and hope that he will bring dignity to the village. Nne Ojo dresses Okei in special ceremonial cloths and necklaces worn to ward off breathlessness and to inspire courage. Okei is ready and begins to feel excitement as he hears the drums from the approaching Akpei villagers. Obi Agiliga asks Okei if he will not reconsider having some of the elders judge the match, but Okei tells him that this is between the young men...

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