FC: Ezinma's Scrapbook | Photo citation : Boot, Adrian. Travel - Senegal - Children. No listed date of posting. 10/18/2011.
1: Ezinma is Ekwefki's daughter and only child. She was believed throughout the whole village to be an ogbanje child; one who dies and comes back to torment their mother, but then a medicine man dug up her iyi-uwa. She is Okonkwo's favorite daughter, and is adored by the priestess Chielo. Ezinma is a very bright child but unfortunately often falls ill. | Photo Citation: no name given.Day of the African Child. No given date of posting. 10/22/2011.<
2: "Her Daughter was only ten years old but she was already wiser than her years." (Achebe 35). Ezinma was always a very talkative and inquisitive child, and it often got her into trouble. The author reveals this through the direct characterization of Ezinma "People should not talk when they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way." (Achebe 39). | Photo Citation: No given name. Butterfly dormitory. No given date of posting. 10/22/2011.
3: "Okonkwo was especially fond of Ezinma." (Achebe 38). Even though Okonkwo was always seen as heartless and often cruel, Ezinma held a special place in his heart. "A bond of sympathy had grown between them as the years had passed." (Achebe 148). Ezinma was a very strong-spirited young girl, which is probably why Okonkwo liked her so much, as inferred in the author's indirrect characterization: "If Ezinma had been a boy I would have been happier. She has the right spirit." (Achebe 57). | Photo Citation: No name given. Garifuna father and child. no date of posting. 10/22/2011.
4: "Ezinma grew up in her father's exile and became one of the most beautiful girls in Mbanta." (Achebe 148). Ezinma had grown from being a sick child who caused her mother perpetual worry, into a young, beautiful woman. Ezinma also had a strong connection with her half-sister, Obiageli, as Achebe's direct characterization shows us: "Although they were almost the same age, Ezinma wielded a strong influence over her half-sister. She explained to her why they should not marry yet, and she agreed also. And so the two of them refused every offer of marriage in Mbanta." (Achebe 149). | Photo citation: No name given. Violence against girls in Africa. no date of posting. 10/22/2011.
5: one of the themes in the book is about change vs tradition, and this doesn't seem to affect Ezinma directly, but then you remember how her half-brother, Nwoye, ran away from home to join the Christians, and that started to tear her family apart. Being siblings, Nwoye and Ezinma were close, as we can infer. So when Nwoye left home, and her father disowned him, Ezinma was affected by that change. And thus is affected by the change to her tratition and culture. | Photo citation: Blend images. BLD065302. no date posted. 10/22/2011.