Neither converts the other, but they learn more about the other’s faith. He institutes a policy of compromise and understanding between his flock and the clan. He warns them that if they do not learn to read and write, strangers who can will come and overtake them. She is dedicated to the Oracle of the goddess Agbala.
Brown is the first white missionary to travel to Umuofia. He builds a school and a hospital in Umuofia and urges the clan to send their children to school.
The maiden becomes the wife of the murdered woman’s husband.
Umuofia’s clan leaders do not know what to do with Ikemefuna so they give him to Okonkwo.
She is good friends with Ekwefi and is fond of Ezinma, whom she calls “my daughter.” The District Commissioner – The District Commissioner is an authority figure in the white colonial government in Nigeria. Her first nine children died in their infancy, and Ekwefi constantly fears that she will lose Ezinma as well.
In ordinary life, she is a widow with two children.They develop an even closer bond when Okonkwo must spend seven years in exile in his mother’s native village.Okonkwo rarely demonstrates his affection, however, because he thinks it makes him look weak.Ikemefuna is the perfect clansman, and he calls Okonkwo “father.” After three years, the elders consult the Oracle about Ikemefuna’s fate. The elders tell Okonkwo not to take a hand in Ikemefuna’s death because he calls Okonkwo “father.” They tell Ikemefuna that he is going back to his natal village, and a group of men goes with him. Okonkwo wishes he had promising, manly sons like Maduka. Okonkwo decides that Nwoye is weak and lazy from an early age.When they begin to attack him, Ikemefuna runs to Okonkwo for help. Nwoye converts to Christianity a few years later because he never comes to terms with Ikemefuna’s death, decreed by indigenous gods. He continually beats the boy, hoping to correct the faults he perceives.He also wonders why twin newborns must be thrown away to die since they committed no crime other than being born.Obierika comforts Okonkwo during his depression over Ikemefuna’s death, but he thinks Okonkwo was gravely wrong to take part in it.He also does not understand why twins must be thrown away to die.He converts to Christianity when the missionaries come to Mbanta while his father remains in exile.In this way, he ensures that Okonkwo does not suffer complete financial ruin.Okonkwo’s exile also makes him wonder why a man should be punished so harshly for accidentally killing a clansman.