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Suicide In Obierika

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On behalf of the other men Obierika explains to the district commissioner our cultural traditions. He explains what we already know about suicide. He tells the white man that suicide is a sin and the clansmen may cannot touch Okonkwo’s body. The District Commissioner asks why they cannot do it themselves, and our men simply explain that his body is evil now and that only strangers are allowed touch it. Witnesses tell us that Obierika begins to lash out on the commissioner, and blames him for Okonkwo’s death. It was very obvious Obierika was distraught over the death of his friend and this may caused him to show this kind of temper. However the commissioner decides to honor the group’s request, but he leaves and orders his men to do the work
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