Analyzing The Umuofian Society

The Death of Ikemefuna

Work Time

It could be argued that the customs of Umuofia led to the unnecessary death of Ikemefuna, an innocent boy. With your group, discuss whether this is true.

Then, think about your character’s response to the death of Ikemefuna. How would your character react? Whom would your character blame? What kinds of judgments would your character form about the people involved in the killing? Be specific and refer to evidence from the text.

  • Compose a short message, as if you were writing a tweet (140 characters or less), about this event and share it with your class. To save space you may use Internet abbreviations and shorthand.

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