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Chapter 19

Okonkwo is finally able to return to Umuofia. He has prospered in his motherland, but knows he would have done even better in his bold and warlike fatherland. He asks Obierika to build two huts for him, and waits for the dry season when his seven years will be officially up. He then has his wives prepare a great feast to thank his mother's kinsmen for their help, and slaughters three goats. Uchendu breaks the kola nut and makes the first toast to the power of having kinsmen. It is so huge a feast that many kinsmen whistle in surprise. The people celebrate their community, and the power of family, particularly since it is under threat by the new religion. They say to Okonkwo, "Thank you for calling us together."

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