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Book Project By: Sari Kroschel. Things Fall Apart. Nigerian culture. Location. Well Nigeria is basically broken down into 3 ethnic groups, the Yorubas, Hausas, and the Ibos. . Language . Derived from a group of languages found in West Africa, or the Kwa languages

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Things fall apart

Book Project By: Sari Kroschel

Things Fall Apart

Nigerian culture


Location
Location

Well Nigeria is basically broken down into 3 ethnic groups, the Yorubas, Hausas, and the Ibos.


Language
Language

  • Derived from a group of languages found in West Africa, or the Kwa languages

  • Based on a lot of pitch, vocal inflections and context

  • A single word could have numerous meanings depending on these factors

  • Idioms and proverbs play and important part in their language


Government in tribes
Government in tribes

  • No single ruler

  • Almost everyone is involved in the decision process

  • Different groups are a council of chiefs, the elders of the tribe, women’s association, and secret societies.


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Gods

  • Worship many gods

  • 3 levels of gods

    • Highest lever is the supreme ruler or “Chukwu”

    • Middle lever are the lesser gods call “Umuagbara”

    • Lowest lever of gods are the “Ndi Ichie”, or spirits of dead people

  • Also believe in reincarnation.

  • Each village has priest or priestess to help decipher what the gods said though conducting ceremonies and rituals


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Yams

  • The yam festival is held in present day Nigeria and was also mentioned in the book

  • Beginning of August at the end of the rainy season when there is a lot of yams to eat

  • People offer yams to gods and dead relatives before eating


Housing
Housing

  • Mud and thatched roofs with bare floors and carved doors


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