Okonkwo Chapter 22

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In Chapter 22 and 23 of Things Fall Apart, conflict arises concerning Okonkwo, the village, and district commissioner. Enoch, a convert commits a crime. During the annual worship of the earth goddess, he said that an egwugwu would not dare to touch a Christian. In response, one of them hits him with a cane and Enoch publicly unmasks the egwugwu. All the egwugwu, on the next day gather and storm the village as they destroy Enoch’s compound. They go to the church and surround Mr. Smith and Okeke, who then tells them to leave the “house of God.” They refuse and burn the church to the ground. Okonkwo along with the other leaders are invited to speak with the District Commissioner to discuss what had happened, but they get imprisoned instead as

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