Coming Of Age Adichie

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Coming of age is one central theme that Adichie portrays throughout the story. Papa grew up with his traditionalist father Papa Nnukwu. He left for Britain in his young ages as a Christian missionary from Nigeria. Soon after his return, Papa cuts his relationship with his father when he refused to convert to Christianity. Papa Nnukwu chose to follow the beliefs of his ancestors and accepted his son’s disappearance with a grit. Papa’s sister Aunty Ifeoma believes her brother neglected their father because he does not want to take care of him during his old ages. Papa believes that he should not help those who have “disbelieved” the God he worships. Papa’s opinion is shaped by the experiences he had as a child. His life as a missionary may have
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