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Igbo In Things Fall Apart

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Achebe describes the Ibo to be a traditional group, who strive to continue their lives as their ancestors did. They carry on their traditions such as The Week of Peace and The Feast of the New Yam. The Week of Peace is celebrated in the Ibo village to “observe a week in which a man does not say a harsh word to his neighbour.” It was pure evil to break the “sacred peace” because this week was to “honour our great goddess of the earth.” This peace was very rarely broken and the Ibo thought that if it were, Ani would make a “blessing our crops will not grow.” But during this Week of Peace, the peace was broken. Okonkwo broke the Week of Peace, when he was angry with one of his wives for not returning home to feed the children. Once she came home
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