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Okonkwo's Book of Remembrance.

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1: IN SHAMEFUL MEMORY | 1800s | OKONKWO

2: Gender Roles | Men are the head of the household. Okonkwo is the chief of Umoufia, and is in charge of everyone.

3: Women aren't respected as men are. They are just reliable of the meals that are put out for their children and husband.

4: Traditions | There is a week of peace before the new harvesting begins. No working and violence can be done before the new harvest of yams is created because it'll upset the Gods.

5: Customs | It is believed to be a sign of respect when giving someone a kola nut, when entering their house.

6: Religion:Spirtualism vs. Chrisitianity: | The people in the village of Umoufia believe in many Gods. There is a way for everything, and a God behind it.

7: The Christians only believe in one God, and he is just as worthy as their Gods. They are on the mission to convert everyone to their way.

8: Nature: Represents a change every time it is revealed. A big shift happens in the story and it gets worse. Everybody goes through a good or bad transition every time it happens.

9: Colonialism: | In Nigeria, the Missionaries came in and tried to take over the Igbo people. They wanted to change the Igbo people because they weren't accustomed to their way of life.

11: Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. David Ogden Stiers

12: At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. Mark V. Olsen | You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu | To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush

13: Family is the most important thing in the world. –Princess Diana | If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. Abdul Kalam | The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt

15: A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. – George Moore

17: When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – - they are your family. – Jim Butcher | A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – John Bowring

19: Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. – Jane Howard | Our Family

20: The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach

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